Cowslip

Primula veris

Folk names: Fairy Cup, Herb Peter, Key Flower, Our Lady's Keys, Password

Warning: Pregnancy + Anticoagulants

Do not use cowslip if you are pregnant or using anticoagulants. 

It is suggested that if you are on medications, you definitely speak to your medical professional before use.

Planet: Venus
Element: Water
Gender: Feminine

Parts Used: Flower, Leaf, Roots

Divinities: 

  • Freyja

Medicinal Uses

(This information has been collected from Gale Encyclopedia of Alternative Medicine as well as The Herbal Academy of New England, it has NOT been confirmed by Licensed Herbalist)

  • Antispasmodic

  • Anxiolytic

  • Emmolient

  • Expectorant

  • Nervine

WARNING: Talk to your Doctor/Medical Professional before adding any 

Supplements, herbal teas, Infusions, etc. ​

Part of the reason that we list Medical Jargin is because many plants can interfere with or even counteract medications we already take or it can exacerbate ailments we already have. 

When talking to your Medical Professional, we suggest asking what "actions" an herb might do to interfere with your health, either positive of negative. For example, if you suffer from heartburn, a Cholagogue which creates more bile may not be advantagous. Too much of a good thing, eh?

​Magical Uses

  • Fairy Magic

  • Find Lost Item

  • Healing

  • Youthfulness

"A bit of clowslip placed beneath the front porch will discourage visitors, if you don't wish to have company.

"Cowslip, when carried or worn, will preserve youth,  or restore it when lost. The odor of clowslip is healing, and a bunc of the flowers held in the hand will help you find hidden treasure."

- Cunningham's Encyclopedia of Magical Herbs, 93