Herb of the Day: Lily of the valley

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Scientific Name: Convallaria majalis

Key Actions: Diuretic | Heart tonic | Lowers blood pressure

Common Use: Heart problems

Common Dosage Form: *Only available as a prescription product*

Fun Fact: The active component, digitoxin, found in this herb is similar to that found in digitalis purpurea which is the source of the digitalis class of heart medications.

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