lily of the valley

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A perennial herb that contains asparagine, cardioactive glycosides—e.g., convalloside, gluconvalloside—flavonoids, and saponins; like foxglove, it was once used as a cardiotonic, diuretic and vasodilator
Toxicity Arrhythmias, confusion, hypertension, possibly death due to circulatory collapse; it is poisonous per the FDA

lily of the valley,

n Latin name:
Convallaria majalis; parts used: flowers, leaves, roots; uses: anticonvulsant, cardiotonic, heart conditions, topically to treat burns; precautions: pregnancy and lactation, infants and children, heart failure, cardiac arrhythmias, labeled unsafe by FDA. Also called
Jacob's ladder, ladder-to-heaven, lily constancy, lily convalle, male lily, May lily, muguet, or
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One of this season's big launches is Chloe's Eau de Parfum (from pounds 35) whose rose, magnolia and lily-of-the-valley evoke twenties' sophistication.
She carried an ivory and white double-faced satin, hand-tied bouquet of gardenias, ivory and white roses, sweetheart roses, white hydrangeas, freesia, and lily-of-the-valley.
However, once you have planted lily-of-the-valley in your garden, if it likes conditions then you are unlikely to ever be rid of it.
In May French bosses give their workers a small bunch of Lily-of-the-Valley.
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LILY-OF-THE-VALLEY has a sweet fragrance which is familiar to everyone and the pure white bell flowers have an enchanting simplicity.
Lily-of-the-valley (Convallaria majalis) IF you want spring scent in a natural setting, colonise these sweetly scented, white-flowered beauties in a moist, shaded spot, ideally a woodland garden, or under deciduous shrubs so that their small bell-shaped flowers stand out against a background of newly-opening spring leaves.
POT up lily-of-the-valley bulbs and grow them on a cool windowsill for a fragrant display of flowers in March.
Its blend of lily-of-the-valley, mandarin, bergamot, jasmine, carnation, vanilla, patchouli and amber now comes newly packed in a black bottle decorated with Chinese inspired flowers.