💊 Chemical information
Convalaria; Convallariae Herba; Lily of the Valley; Maiblume; Maiglöckchenkraut; May Lily; Muguet; Ziele konwalii.
CAS — 3253-62-1 (convallatoxol); 13473-51-3 (convalloside); 13289-19-5 (convallatoxoloside); 508-75-8 (convallatoxin).
Pharmacopoeias.In Ger. and Pol. (from C. majalis or closely related species).
Convallaria consists of the dried flowers, herb, or the rhizomes and roots of lily of the valley, Convallaria majalis (Liliaceae). Several crystalline glycosides have been obtained from the plant including convallarin, convalloside, convallatoxoloside, and convallatoxin. Convallaria contains cardiac glycosides and has actions on the heart similar to those of digoxin. Convallaria is used in herbal medicine.
Homoeopathy.Convallaria has been used in homoeopathic medicines under the following names: Convallaria majalis; Conval. m.
◊ Convallaria majalis has been designated unsafe for inclusion in foods, beverages, or drugs by the FDA in the USA.1
1. Larkin T. FDA Consumer 1983; 17 (Oct.): 5.
Ger.: Convacard†; Valdig-N Burger†; Pol.: Convafort. Multi-ingredient: Arg.: Passacanthine†; Austria: Omega; Ger.: Cardibisana†; Convallocor-SL; Convastabil; Miroton; Miroton N†; Oxacant N†; Oxacant-forte N†; Oxacant-Khella N†; Viscorapas duo†; Pol.: Cardiol C; Kelicardina; Neocardina.
Published May 08, 2019.