Cowslip root is most commonly used for swollen nose and throat and bronchitis. It is also used for trouble sleeping, headache, muscle spasms, heart failure and many other conditions.
Cowslip is a herb that grows throughout the temperate zones of Asia and Europe. It is used both in fresh and dry forms and consists of amazing medicinal properties. It is a small plant consisting of sweet smelling yellow flowers with orange dots in them. It also consists of small rhizome from which the thick short roots arise which end in a bud. This plant is harvested in the spring season.
In combination with gentian root, European elder flower and verbena cowslip is commonly used for maintaining healthy sinuses and treating swollen and painful sinuses caused by a viral infection (sinusitis).
Steep one teaspoon of the root in one cup of cold water. Bring it to boil. Turn the heat off. Cover it for 5 minutes. Your tea is ready! Drink it 4-5 times a day, sweetened with the honey.
The flowers and roots of this herb are an expectorant and can be used in treating symptoms of flu, coughs and common cold. It is also used as a home remedy for whooping cough in Europe. The roots of this plant are known to promote sweating which makes them suitable to be used for feverish colds, nasal congestion and flu.
Cowslip root soaked in a decoction is useful in treating painful arthritic joints.
Cowslip root is used for treating insomnia, anxiety and over excitement.
The roots of cowslip contain salicylates which have action similar to aspirin.
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