Cowslip flower 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, but there is no good scientific evidence to support these uses.
In combination with gentian root, European elder flower, verbena, and sorrel, cowslip is commonly used for maintaining healthy sinuses and treating swollen and painful sinuses caused by a viral infection (sinusitis).
How does it work ?
Uses & Effectiveness
Possibly Effective for
- Inflamed nasal passages (sinusitis). Taking products containing cowslip, gentian root, European elder flower, verbena, and sorrel seems to improve symptoms of sinusitis. Taking a similar product containing cowslip and these ingredients along with a prescription intranasal steroid also seems to improve nasal symptoms better than taking the intranasal steroid alone.
Insufficient Evidence for
- Bronchitis. Early research shows that taking cowslip root in combination with thyme (Bronchipret) by mouth relieves symptoms of bronchitis such as coughing, fever, and increased production of mucus.
- Fluid retention.
- Nerve pain.
- Nervous excitability.
- Nervous system complaints.
- Whooping cough.
- Other conditions.
Special Precautions and Warnings
Pregnancy and breast-feeding: There is not enough reliable information about the safety of taking cowslip if you are pregnant or breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.
We currently have no information for COWSLIP overview.
- Inflamed nasal passages (sinusitis): Specific combination products (SinuComp, Sinupret, Sinupret +) taken in doses to provide 36 mg of cowslip flower, 12 mg of gentian root, and 36 mg each of European elder flower, verbena, and sorrel has been used three times daily for 7 days.
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