Family Name: Nymphaeaceae
Botanical Name(s): Nymphaea odorataa
Popular Name(s): Sweet-Scented Pond Lily, Sweet Scented Water
Lily, Toad Lily, Cow Cabbage, Sweet Water Lily, Water Cabbage, Water
Parts Used: Root
Habitat: White Water Lily is found in the United States.
Description: White Water Lily is a perennial aquatic herb which
grows to the surface of water. The herb grows from a thick horizontal
root-stock lacking stem. Its leaves bear dark green above, wine-colour
beneath. The flowers, growing on long peduncles, are large, possess a
diameter of about 6 inches and are white in colour. The fruits have
depressed globular, fleshy bodies which bear oblong seeds.
Uses: White Water Lily is used as an astringent, demulcent and
antiseptic. The herb is used in bowel complaints. It cures scrofula,
diarrhoea and leucorrhoea. It is very effective in dropsy, kidney
troubles and catarrh of the bladder.