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Did you know that Tiger Lilies healing properties can help depression? Maybe that’s why my garden is full of different types of Tiger Lilies. They are a bright, colourful flower that brings joy to the heart. But there’s more to a Tiger Lily than looking beautiful!
What Is A Tiger Lily?
Tiger Lily belongs to the family Liliaceae. It’s a specific type of lily that’s not as poisonous as its other family members. The Tiger Lily has large, fiery orange petals covered with spots. It reminds one of a fiery tiger in the green jungle. The flowers can grow up to three inches in width and are very easy to grow. In fact, Tiger Lilies are sometimes called the Ditch Lily because they are found in or near ditches of America.
Tiger Lilies can be eaten by people, but they are poisonous to cats and dogs. Other lilies are poisonous to humans. But a Tiger Lily, not harmful to humans, is used in Asian and Native American dishes.
Tiger Lilies have a strong, sweet lily smell. I love the smell of Tiger Lilies in my garden. It’s a soothing, calming aroma that helps relieve anxiety. And the Tiger Lily colours – ranging from deep heart-throb red to sunny yellow – bring an uplifting feeling to your heart and soul.
Spiritual Healing Properties of Tiger Lily
A Tiger Lily is used for setting protective boundaries. It helps you connect spiritually to yourself and find your inner strength. Once connected, you can set your protective boundaries and stand firmly within the protected sphere.
Tiger Lilies help with the acceptance of new ideas and concepts. It also helps with emotional release. You can break away from unhelpful or negative beliefs and patterns that you grew up with, or that have been passed down through generations. It allows you to think in broader terms and concepts and see the value of new ideas.
Eating Your Tiger Lily
I didn’t know this, but you can eat parts of a Tiger Lily. The flower buds, roots, and shoots taste bitter but are safe to eat. The buds have to be soaked in warm water for about 30 minutes before using them. That’s to soften up the fibres.
You can enjoy a Tiger Lily in salads, soups, and teas and more. Asian dishes use the Tiger Lily because it enhances the flavour of salads, rice, and dishes like hot and sour soup. When baked, Tiger Lily buds taste like potatoes. Tiger Lilies can be cooked with meat, and the dried parts go well in scrambled eggs and omelettes. In Kyoto, Japan the bulbs traditionally are boiled – they supposedly taste like parsnip – and combined with pickled plum puree to serve at New Year.
Tiger Lily Health Benefits
Tiger Lilies have anti-inflammatory properties that target women’s health. For example, Tiger Lily tinctures help with neuralgic pain and nausea from uterine-neuralgia during pregnancy. They also help reduce vaginal and pelvic inflammation, and relieve pain from menstrual, fibroids, or menopausal symptoms.
The mental health benefits of Tiger Lilies are relieving stress, anxiety, and depression. Most of the healing work is done with setting personal boundaries, connecting with one’s inner and higher self, and letting go of old belief systems.
Tiger Lilies also work on the physical symptoms caused by anxiety and depression, such as heart disorders and palpitations. Tiger Lilies are cleansing agents, meaning they have astringent properties that shrink tissue or blood vessels. This is good for relieving pain. Tiger Lily soup or tea work best, while perfumes or sachets can be used to calm or suppress anxiety.
So maybe you’ll want to plant a Tiger Lily in your garden and enjoy its many benefits! Tiger Lilies are easy to grow and self propagate, meaning you don’t have to worry about seeds. They are good in all types of soil and can tolerate dry conditions. Bright, sunny location is a Tiger Lily’s friend. So go ahead, enjoy a Tiger Lily!
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