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White Himalayan Lily

Scientific name of White Himalayan Lily: Lilium polyphyllum

Name of White Himalayan Lilyin different languages:-

English: Many-leaved lily

Sanskrit: kakoli, क्षीरकाकोली ksirakakoli

Hindi: kalihari, क्षीरकाकोली ksirakakoli

Malayalam: Ksirakakoli- ക്ഷീരകാകോളി.

Plant description:

White Himalayan Lily (Lilium polyphyllum) is a rare Himalayan lily, found at the altitudes up to 3700 m. found in Himalaya regions, Leaves are small, lance-shaped and scattered. Flowers are white or pink, fragrant, large, and waxy, bell-shaped, and flowering in June-July. Stem are 2 to 4 ft tall and stiff. the bulb is the useful plant part.

Useful plant parts:

Tuberous root

Leaf Arrangement

 Linear-parellel-marginn-elongated Margin_Entire Venation-Parallel


Medicinal uses: 

Emaciation, useful to treat the cough, bronchitis, vitiated conditions of Pitta, seminal weakness, strangury, hyperdipsia, burning sensation.

Chemical content: 

Aphrodisiac, diuretic, anti-pyretic.

How to prepare medicines:

White Himalayan Lily is the one of the ingredients in the Ayurveda medicines like-

Shiva Gulika

Dhanwantharam Kuzhambu

Mahanarayana Thailam

Chagaladya Ghrita

Jivantyadi Ghrita


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