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Squill / Urginea scilla


Family:

Liliaceae

Genus:

Urginea

Species:

scilla

Folk / Common Names:

Red squill, Sea onion, White Squill, Maritime red, Charpentaire, Scille maritime, Merzwiebel, Mausezwiebel, Unsul, Ishquil

Actions:

Cardiac stimulant ,cathartic, diuretic, emetic, expectorant, restorative, stimulant

Part(s) Used:

The bulb

Constituents:

Fat, mucilage, sugar, saponin,calcium oxolate , cardiac glycosides (bufadienolides, scilaren A and B) 4 - 11 % tannins, fixed oil, essential oil.

Uses:

Not generally used in Herbal medicine these days. However can be used for Cardiac oedema, congestive heart failure, oedema, nephritis, dysuria, chronic bladder irritation , dry irritating cough, chronic bronchitis,

Majikal Uses:

Notes:

In Large doses can be toxic

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