Primrose large-cup

Perennial low herbaceous plant with a bunch of basal oval-ovate, wavy leaves along the edges, forming a basal rosette. Flowers in apical inflorescence – umbrella. Their corollas are fused into a long tube (longer than the limb), five-membered, yellow. Calyx broadly obovate, swollen, pentahedral, far behind the corolla tube. Blooms in April-June.

It grows in meadows, in sparse forests, among shrubs and on grassy slopes. It is found in the North Caucasus, in the Western Ciscaucasia and the Krasnodar Territory.

Medicinal raw materials in folk medicine are flowers, leaves, roots.

Collection, drying and storage of raw materials – see Primrose officinalis, spring.

The leaves contain a significant amount of vitamin C (within 900 mg%), vitamin E (up to 41.4 mg%) and carotene. The roots contain glycosides and saponins. People drink a decoction of flowers and leaves for colds, migraines and as a diuretic. A decoction of the roots is taken as an expectorant.

15 species of primrose grow in the North Caucasus, the large-cup primrose is closely related to the primrose officinalis.


Dried leaves and flowers are brewed with boiling water (1 tablespoon per glass), after cooling, filter and drink 4-5 tablespoons. spoons every day.

A decoction of the roots: 1 teaspoon of dry crushed roots is boiled in a glass of water for 10 minutes, filtered and, when cooled, drink 4-5 tbsp. spoons 3-4 times every day.

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