Herb latin name: Primula involucrata


Family: Primulaceae (Primrose Family)



Medicinal use of Primula involucrata:

The entire plant is used in Tibetan medicine, it is said to have a sweet and bitter taste and a cooling potency. Antidysenteric, anti-inflammatory and febrifuge, it is used in the treatment of contagious diseases and dysentery.

Description of the plant:



Plant:
Perennial


Height:
30 cm
(11 3/4 inch)

Flovering:
July to
August


Scent:
Scented
Perennial

Habitat of the herb:

Grows in abundance in moist meadows flushed with melt water from snow and glaciers, 4,000 - 5,000 metres.

Propagation of Primula involucrata:

Seed - best sown as soon as it is ripe in a cold frame. Sow stored seed in early spring in a cold frame. Germination is inhibited by temperatures above 20C. When they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and grow them on in the greenhouse for their first winter. Plant them out into their permanent positions in late spring or early summer, after the last expected frosts. Division in autumn. This is best done every other year.

Cultivation of the herb:

Grows in abundance in moist meadows flushed with melt water from snow and glaciers, 4,000 - 5,000 metres.

Known hazards of Primula involucrata:

None known

Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.