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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Cowslips are often mistaken for Oxslips (Primula elatior), which is a hybrid between Cowslip and Primrose (Primula vulgaris).
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Among the best is the giant cowslip (primula florindae), which grows to around 1m (3ft) and carries stunning tubular pendant yellow scented flowers in summer.
The rare cowslip meadow provides moths and butterflies with a source of food.
The cover of the book depicts Cecily Parsley, a rabbit, pushing a wheelbarrow, while a picture inside shows her making cowslip wine.
Sheila, 88, had a narrow escape when torrential rain and storms hit Penarth last month, sending water into her house at Cowslip Drive.
I gaze across the shore line the views are sublime, a picturesque setting of a Cornish scene In cowslip pastures dwells my quaint thatched roof cottage strewn primrose and snow drops I am totally besotted, tossing a penny in the old wishing well for my secret desires it will conjour its spell For my prince to arrive in top hat and tails in time for the ball at Boscastle domain, waltzing and twirling a mood so surreal I could dance until midnight in this enchanted dress A bow and a curtsy my carriage awaits for a spellbinding journey to a bewitching place, in cowslip pastures dwells my quant thatched roof cottage strewn brimstone a flutter I am totally besotted.
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Why not choose British species such as primrose, cowslip, foxglove and ox-eye daisy?
IT was a case of so near, yet so far for Jamie Osborne on his first day as a trainer when his well-fancied Jump was caught close home by National Dance in the Cowslip Maiden Stakes at Southwell yesterday, writes Will O'Hanlon.