Charity Lily Bulb (5oz) | 慈善兰州百合

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Sourcing: These special lily bulbs were harvested by hand in China’s Gansu Province. We've sourced these beautiful bulbs from micro-farms across Lanzhou with the help of EGRC, a non-profit dedicated to providing higher education to girls in rural China.

By purchasing these lily bulbs, you are funding a free university education and opportunities beyond for young women in rural Western China. You will receive an electronic thank you letter upon purchase.

This variety of lily bulbs is called “Dragon’s Teeth 龙牙” because of its superb quality, medicinal benefits, and sharp, tooth-like appearance. Lanzhou is considered the best growing region for lily bulbs, and Lanzhou lily bulbs are considered one of China’s Geographical Indication Products. 

Common Chinese Name: 百合 (bai he)

Common English Name: Lily Bulb 

Scientific Name: Lilium davidii

Common Form: Off-white petals

TCM Five Flavors: Sweet; Slightly Bitter

TCM Energetics: Cool

Meridian Affiliation: Heart; Lungs

Nutritional Information:

100g of dried lily bulb contains 3g of protein, 11g carbohydrate, 5g pectin. Contains broad-spectrum B group vitamins, calcium, iron, colchicine ( a compound that can treat and prevent gout attacks and familial Mediterranean fever).

TCM Benefits:

  • Tonifies Yin
  • Moistens the Lungs
  • Clears heat from the Lungs
  • Stops cough
  • Clears heat from the Heart
  • Calms the Shen
  • Moistens the Stomach


  • Treats low fever, palpitations, dark urine
  • Relieves dry cough, sore throat
  • Improves concentration, sleep; relieves restlessness and irritability
  • Helps with gastritis, peptic ulcers, stomach cancer

Cooking Suggestions:

  • Rinse and soak for at least 30 minutes before using
  • It takes at least 30 minutes to cook through
  • Add to bone broth, porridge, or sweet soups
  • Blanch and stir fry with vegetables or protein

Notes and Safety:

  • Generally safe for consumption in moderation. It has a very long history of culinary and medicinal use. 

*Images from actual farm and harvest. 

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