Treasure finding, youth, concentration, focus, and house & business blessing.
G/P/E: Feminine, Venus, Water.
Magical uses: Luck in love, a woman who washes her face with milk infused with cowslip will draw her beloved closer to her. Induces contact with departed loved ones during dreams.
Use in ritual work involving Goddesses associated with love.
Carry to increase attractiveness and increase romantic appeal, providing the energy to attract a partner.
Also Called: False Primrose, Keyflower, Fairy Cup, Paigle, Key of Heaven
Cowslips are an underused but valuable medicinal herb.
They have a very long history of medicinal use and have been particularly employed in treating conditions involving spasms, cramps, paralysis and rheumatic pains.
The plant contains saponins, which have an expectorant effect, and salicylates which are the main ingredient of aspirin and have anodyne, anti-inflammatory and febrifugeeffects.
This remedy should not be prescribed for pregnant women, patients who are sensitive to aspirin, or those taking anti-coagulant drugs such as warfarin.
The flowers and the leaves are anodyne, diaphoretic, diuretic and expectorant.
The yellow corolla of the flower is antispasmodic and sedative.
They are recommended for treating over-activity and sleeplessness, especially in children.
They are potentially valuable in the treatment of asthma and other allergic conditions.
The root is also mildly diuretic, antirheumatic and slows the clotting of blood.
It is used in the treatment of chronic coughs (especially those associated with chronic bronchitis and catarrhal congestion), flu and other febrile conditions.
The leaves have similar medicinal properties to the roots but are weaker in action.
A homeopathic remedy is made from the plant. It is used in the treatment of kidney complaints and catarrh.