Cowslip has two applicable parts, the flower and the root. It is grown in Central Europe as far as the Southern European mountains. There are many subspecies. Cowslip is a member of the Primulaceae family and scientifically known as Primula veris.
Cowslip is a rich source of beta-carotene and vitamin C. The active constituents are flavonoids and tannins. Cowslip reportedly has antispasmodic, diuretic, hypnotic, secretion-reduing, and sedative effects. The flavonoids are said to have anti-inflammatory activities while tannin constituents have astringent effects.
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Cautions Orally, Cowslip may cause gastric discomfort and nausea.