African lily

Benefits of African Lily

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African lily (Agapanthus), also known as Lily of the Nile, or Blue African Lily. It is a great container plant since it is usually cultivated for ornamental pot plants, especially in the Philippines. The African lily has clustered bell shaped flowers and it blooms in the summer months. The ornamental qualities of both the flower and plant led african lilies to be cultivated around the globe.

Parts used for medicinal uses are rhizomes, leaves, and roots. Traditionally, African lily is known to be medicinal. It is the plant for fertility and pregnancy, also used in various medicines taken during pregnancy.

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