Daylily (Hemerocallis fulva)

GOLDEN NEEDLE; Hemerocallis fulva
Medicinal : Anodyne; Antidote; Antiemetic; Antispasmodic; Blood purifier; Cancer; Depurative; Diuretic; Febrifuge; Laxative; Sedative.
Diuretic, febrifuge, laxative (mild).
The flowers are anodyne, antiemetic, antispasmodic, depurative, febrifuge and sedative. In China they are used as an anodyne for women in childbirth. An extract of the flowers is used as a blood purifier.
The juice of the roots is an effective antidote in cases of arsenic poisoning. The root also has a folk history of use in the treatment of cancer – extracts from the roots have shown antitumour activity.
A tea made from the boiled roots is used as a diuretic.

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