primrose (Primula veris)

« This gentle remedy creates a great calming effect »

Common name(s): primrose, cowslip, fairy cups, key to heaven, herb peter, horse buckles, key flower


Family: Primulaceae


Origin: Europe, western Asia


Parts used: flowers, leaves, stems


Constituents: phenolic glycosides, bitters, volatile oil, triterpene saponins, phenolic compounds, including flavonoids, phenolic acids


Therapeutic actions: sedative, antispasmodic, mild diuretic, expectorant


Organs or systems affected: heart, lungs, central nervous system, vascular system


Main medicinal uses:

  • eases anxiety and tension in the body
  • relieves headaches
  • improves the skin
  • promotes calm
  • reduces symptoms of arthritis
  • helps improve heart health

Counterindications: Generally regarded as safe


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