The primula, scientific name Primula veris or officinalis, belongs to the Primulaceae family, it is a plant characterized by golden and yellow flowers and it grows wild in fields and on the edge of the woods. Its name comes from the Latin primus, indicating that this plant blooms very early, immediately after the melting of the snow. The primula has anti-inflammatory, expectorant, diuretic, analgesic and anti-rheumatic properties as well as a calming effect for heart and nerves. The remedy can be applied to treat nervous disorders, insomnia, anxiety, but also headaches and migraines of nervous origin. The primula, thanks to the diuretic action, helps you in case of gout and rheumatism. You can take the primula in infusion or decoction. Avoid primula if you are allergic to one or more substances contained in the plant.
For a calming action and against insomnia, bring to boil a little more than a cup of water, remove from heat and put to brew a tablespoon of dried primula flowers for about ten minutes. Filter and drink up to two cups a day.
Decoction of leaves
For a diuretic action bring to boil a little more than a cup of water and 30 grams of primula leaves for a few minutes, filter and drink up to two cups a day.
Decoction of the roots
Add to a cup of cold water 1 tablespoon of primula roots cut into pieces, bring to boil and let simmer for a few minutes. Remove it from heat, allow standing briefly, then filter and drink for expectorant, antispasmodic, sedative and mucolytic action in case of coughs and bronchitis. This decoction can also be applied, for external use, for making compresses in case of irritated skin caused by sun but also in case of sprains, arthritis, gout, rheumatism.