Lily of the Valley.

Botanical name: 

Lilium convallium.

A very pretty plant, but so different from the former, that one would wonder how it came to be called by any part of the same name. It is six or eight inches high. The leaves are large, long, and broad, of a deep green colour, and full of very thick ribs or veins. The stalks are weak, slender, angular, and green; they bend towards the top, and on each there stands, or rather hangs, a row of while flowers; they are roundish, hollow, and of a delicate and pleasing smell; these are succeeded by berries, which are red when they are ripe.

The flowers are used. A tea made of them, and drank for a constancy, is excellent against all nervous complaints; it will cure nervous head-aches, and tremblings of the limbs: a great deal too much has been said of this plant, for people call it a remedy for apoplexies and the dead palsies, but though all this is not true, enough is, to give the plant a reputation, and bring it again into use.

The Family Herbal, 1812, was written by John Hill.