Primula Veris Extract (cowslip, common cowslip, cowslip primrose; syn. Primula officinalis Hill) is a herbaceous perennial flowering plant in the primrose family Primulaceae.


  • It has been used in folk remedies to reduce blood clotting and is sometimes used as an antirheumatic.


  • It is said to be useful in treating acne, pimples, and other skin blemishes.
  • Its unique cleansing properties are said to remove dirt and open the pores of the skin, allowing for a fresher, smoother look.
  • It has been used for centuries to make sedative tea. Its leaves are said to be mildly narcotic, and it is used as an herbal remedy for insomnia as hell as hyperactivity.
  • In Europe, it has been an effective calming beverage for problems related to nerves and anxiety for many generations. The flowers are thought to be a milder sedative and are used to calm children and help them sleep.


  • Cowslip should not be used by pregnant women, or persons who are using anticoagulative medications because the same properties are present in cowslip and the cumulative result could be unpleasant.
    There have been rare cases of people who are allergic to the stamen of the plant, but the condition is not severe and can be easily treated.


Although not well studied in humans, ethanolic extracts of leaves of Primula elatior and Primula veris may have dose-dependent anticonvulsant effects. Caution is advised when taking cowslip with other anticonvulsant agents.

  • Cowslip may have anti-inflammatory effects. Caution is advised when taking cowslip with other anti-inflammatory agents.
  • Cardiodoron (Primula officinalis blossom extract, Onopordon acanthium blossom extract, and Hyoscyamus niger herb extract) may affect heart rate. Use cowslip cautiously with cardiac (heart) agents.
  • Hemolytic activity (destruction of red blood cells) by cowslip has been reported. Patients with bleeding disorders or those taking agents to alter the blood (hematological agents) should use cowslip with caution.
  • Cowslip may have antispasmodic effects.


Other names

  • Cowslip primrose, key flower, key of heaven, palsywort, fairy cups, primrose


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