Healing Weeds - Getting a closer contact with the healing world of herbs and wild plants.

Wednesday, April 24, 2013


Primula veris (or P. officinalis)
NL: Echte sleutelbloem / F: Primevère officinale

This precious herb was once an abundant perennial, widely harvested at springtime for food and for its highly praised medicinal properties. This was before current farming practices took over most lands. 

Young leaves and flowers are nutritious additions to salads and smoothies. The leaves can also be added to enrich soups and stews. 

Its leaves, before flower

Flowers, leaves and root have been used since ancient time as sedative, nervine, diaphoretic, anti-inflammatory, expectorant and antispasmodic. That means that it may help to treat spasms, cramps, asthma and other respiratory conditions, insomnia, fever, bruises and to ease painful conditions.

Simply another amazing plant!!

  Here is a nice super short video to help you to recognize Cowslip:

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