Apoplexy: Lily Of The Valley

Apoplexy: Lily of the Valley

APOPLEXY*: The wine (of the lilies-of-the-valley) is more precious than gold, for if any one that is troubled with apoplexy drink thereof with 6 grains of Pepper and a little Lavender water they shall not need to fear it that month.
Complete Herbal, 1652

  • *Old medical term for a stroke, sudden loss of consciousness, bleeding

APOPLEXY, ANOTHER: It (lilies-of-the-valley) cureth Apoplexy by Signature; for as that disease is caused by the dropping of humours into the principall Ventricles of the brain: so the flowers of this Lilly hanging on the plants as if they were drops, are of wonderful use herein, if they be distilled with Wine, and the quantity of a spoonful thereof drunk, and so it restoreth speech to them that have the dumb Palsy.
Adam in Eden, 1657

Recipe Instructions:
Source: John Gerard. "Gerard's Herbal General Historie of Plantes". (1632)

Tags and Uses for this Remedy

  • Archaic :Many early herbal remedies are culled from books in the public domain and continue to be of great interest to modern herbalists and others interested in the history and practice of botanical medicine. They are presented here for informational purposes only, and are not meant to be taken without the knowledge required to adapt them to modern herbal practices.
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