How to grown, harvest, dry and stor cowslip

Cowslip we can finde in nature, but if someone wants to have it in the garden, can transport with sward and planted in the garden areas.

We collect cowslip in May and then dry in the shade. Root we take in the fall but if we do not use fresh it must be dried in the sun or oven for 40-45 degree. We kept root in bags in a dry and dark place.

It is important to pick the flowers from the handle and the fastest we dry in a thin layer on the paper.


Cowslip (Primula veris L.)

barančiki, baraški, Zeitlose(gelbe), primerolle

Cowslip, one of the first harbinger of spring, came from China. It grows at meadows.

The leaves are egg-shaped, the reverse side have the hair, at the top of the handle is flowers (from 5 to 12), thay have dark yellow colors. Handles are 10-12 cm long.

Blooms in April and May.

Cowslip contains saponizid, primulaverin, vitamin C, carotene, saponin, calcium, potassium, sodium, bergamot oil, bitter substances, ciklamin ...

In folk medicine we used  cowslip to treat headaches, dizziness, sweating for, rheumatism, gout, insomnia, swelling and pain, heart palpitations, bronchitis, colds ...

Cowslip is toxic if we use it often, because it contains saponizid.  Take care when using!!!