Chinese name: 百合.
Thermal nature: Cold (slight).
Flavor: Sweet, bitter (slight)
Organ meridian: Heart, lung.
Properties: Nourish the lungs, claims the mind and helps in sleeping.
Best for: Use for coughing (due to yin deficiency) and treating blood in phlegm. Also use to improve sleeping quality and reduce the frequency of dreaming.
Serving for one person: 6 to 12g.
Dietary caution: People who are coughing (cold-type) must avoid eating lily. People with loose stools should avoid lily too.