cowslip


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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.

cowslip

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BOOK SUMMARY: Title: Cowslip Author: Kirk Sigurdson Publisher: Terminus Books ISBN: 0-9722893-0-5, trade paperback SRP: US$14
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The yellow Primula Veris, or cowslip, is best grown in groups.
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B Pulmonaria rubra, Christmas cowslip, heralds the new gardening year
Last year our survey showed that creeping buttercup and cowslip were among the UK's most common wildflowers where as stinking iris and alpine lady's mantle were the least recorded.
COLEEN ROONEY at new cocktail lounge Blush, in Beetham Plaza With citrus, rose and amber notes and a hint of cowslip, think sunny meadows and pretty hedgerows.
In recent years the wild Primrose and its close relative, the Cowslip, have been making a come back and we can now find hedgerows and wild embankments with carpets of them - the re-invention of wild flower meadows and the gradual reduction in the use of herbicides on farmland have helped to increase their numbers.