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Primula veris Rad / Cowslip Root Cut

Dried, Cut Cowslip Root.
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Product Description



Primula veris, commonly known as cowslip, common cowslip and cowslip primrose, is a herbaceous perennial flowering plant in the primrose family Primulaceae.

Primula veris is a variable evergreen or semi-evergreen perennial plant growing to 25 cm (10 in) tall.

The species is native throughout most of temperate Europe and western Asia, and although absent from more northerly areas including much of northwest Scotland, it reappears in northernmost Sutherland and Orkney and in Scandinavia.

The cowslip is frequently found on more open ground than the primrose, including open fields, meadows, coastal dunes and cliff tops. The plant suffered a decline due to changing agricultural practices throughout the 1970s and 1980s in Britain. It may therefore be rare locally, though where found it may be abundant.


Medicinal Action and Uses

Antispasmodic - The plant’s antispasmodic properties could make it useful in treating epilepsy and tremors.

Expectorant - The cowslip roots are expectorant, and can be used to treat common cold and flu-like symptoms and whooping cough. They are widely held to break up mucus so that it can be more easily expelled by the body.

Insomnia - It has been used for centuries to make sedative tea. Its leaves are said to be mildly narcotic, and it is used as an herbal remedy for insomnia as well as hyperactivity. The flowers are thought to be a milder sedative and are used to calm children and help them sleep.

Nervine - In Europe, it has been an effective herb to treat problems related to nerves and anxiety for many generations.

Skin Complaints - Cowslip is said to be useful in treating acne, pimples, and other skin blemishes. Its unique cleansing properties are said to remove dirt and open the pores of the skin, allowing for a fresher, smoother look.



Product is supplied in Resealable Foil Bags.

Additional Information

Additional Information

Common Name Cowslip Root Cut
Weight 1.188000
Country of Manufacture United Kingdom


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