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Culpeper (1649, and 1650): “The root ... helps burnings, softens the womb, provokes the terms; if boiled in wine it is given with good success in rotten fevers, pestilences, and all diseases that require suppuration: (it being outwardly applied) helps ulcers in the head, and amends the ill colour of the face.”
Culpeper, Nicholas. (1650). A Physical Directory . London, Peter Cole.

Notes: The College Pharmacopeia (sic) of 1618 lists this under ‘flowers’, but Culpeper has it under ‘roots’
(1618). Pharmacopeia Londinensis Facsimile 1618. The Royal College of Physicians, London.

Lilium candidum L.

Genus: Lilium
Species: candidum L.
Common names: Madonna Lily
Pharmacopoeia Londinensis name: Lilium
Distribution summary: S.W.Europe & S.W.Asia
Habit: Perennial
Hardiness: H5 - Hardy; cold winter
Garden status: Not currently grown

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