What is Primrose for?
Primrose is a plant. The flower and root are used to make medicine.
Primrose is used for swollen nose and throat, cough, bronchitis, trouble sleeping (insomnia), headache, hysteria, nerve pain (neuralgia), and tremors. It is also used to increase urine production, to reduce muscle spasms, as a “heart tonic” for sensations of dizziness and “weak heart,” and to treat heart failure, whooping cough, asthma, gout, and nervous system complaints.
In combination with gentian root, European elder flower, verbena, and sorrel, cowslip is used for maintaining healthy sinuses and treating swollen and painful sinuses (sinusitis).
What is Primrose Possibly Effective for?
Inflamed nasal passages or sinusitis when taken with gentian root, European elder flower, verbena, and cowslip flower (SinuComp, Sinupret)
• Bronchitis, when taken with thyme. Developing research suggests cowslip root in combination with thyme (Bronchipret) relieves symptoms of bronchitis such as coughing, fever, and increased production of sputum.
• Whooping cough.
• Nervous excitability.
• Nerve pain.
• Fluid retention.
• Nervous system complaints.