Maisky valley plant is a perennial, prefers the area with a temperate climate. A person has long learned about his healing properties. This is a delicate flower that will decorate the garden or flowerbed with its appearance. The valley is not just a beautiful and harmless plant, incorrect handling of this culture can lead to tragic consequences.
Description of the plant
The liliax can reach a height of up to 30 cm, its roots are located horizontally in relation to the soil. Plants have small aboveground shoots, after which basal leaves begin. They are wide enough with a slightly elongated form, their number is most often two or three sheets. A large kidney grows in the center between the basal leaves. Landysh flowers are gentle white, their number ranges from 6 to 12 pieces on the stem. Flowering begins from May and lasts until July. The shape of the inflorescence resembles a bell.
When the plant blooms, fruits begin to form-bright orange berries with a rounded shape. Such berries appear in June and grow under the beginning of July.
In order to propagate the valley, it will be enough to separate the rhizomes or use seeds. If plants are grown from seeds, then flowers appear in him only after 7 years.
Chemical components that are part of the valley have long been studied for a long time. It contains hearttype glycosides, namely:
In addition, it contains:
Experts do not advise bringing the valley into the room, since its pungent smell can adversely affect wellbeing.
Thanks to its healing properties, the valley is used not only in folk medicine, but also in traditional. Its main properties:
Drugs made on the basis of this plant favorably affect the cardiovascular system. They spur blood circulation and improve the functioning of the heart muscle.
The properties of the valley helps to fight edema, delivering the body from the accumulated fluid. Medicines in the composition of which are observed the valley are used for various heart defects, headaches, fever and epilepsy.
Plant preparations do not cause addiction and can be used for a long time for insomnia, in the case of nervous exhaustion.
The danger of the valley
All parts of the plant are poisonous to humans. In medications, only the minimum amount of extract from the valley is used, so they do not harm the patient.
It is very neatly worth collecting a bird cherry into meadows, since you can accidentally disrupt the berries of the valley, which will lead to severe poisoning. Several berries of the valley for the child will be a fatal dose.
Flowerbased drugs are not prescribed to people:
It should be remembered that the preparation of tinctures at home can adversely affect wellbeing. To reduce the risk of adverse reactions, you should consult your doctor.
Symptoms of poisoning
With intoxication of the body with lily of the valley, the following signs occur in a person:
With poisoning, the victim may be confused, hallucinations and heart stop appear.