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cowslip

(kou′slĭp′)
n.
1. A Eurasian primrose (Primula veris) having fragrant yellow flowers, widely cultivated as an ornamental and long used in herbal medicine.
2. See marsh marigold.
A perennial herb, the flowers and roots of which contain flavonoids, glycosides, and saponins; it is analgesic, antispasmodic, diuretic, expectorant, laxative, and sedative. It has been used internally for arthritis, headache, insomnia, measles, paralysis, respiratory tract infections, and restlessness, and topically for sunburns

cowslip,

n Latin name:
Primula veris; part used: buds; uses: insomnia, anxiety; precautions: pregnancy, lactation, children, patients with liver disease and gastrointestinal disorders; can cause nausea, diarrhea, gastritis, hepatotoxicity, contact dermatitis. Also called
artetyke, arthritica, buckles, crewel, drelip, fairy cup, herb Peter, key of heaven, key flower, may blob, mayflower, our lady's keys, paigle, palsywort, password, peagle, petty mulleins, and
plumrocks.

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