Herb latin name: Primula macrophylla


Family: Primulaceae (Primrose Family)



Medicinal use of Primula macrophylla:

The entire plant is used in Tibetan medicine, it is said to have a bitter taste and a cooling potency. Antidiarrhetic, anti-inflammatory and febrifuge, it is used in the treatment of diarrhoea, inflammation of the liver, gall bladder, stomach and intestines. It is especially used for children with high fever and diarrhoea.

Description of the plant:



Plant:
Perennial


Height:
25 cm
(9 3/4 inch)

Flovering:
July to
August

Habitat of the herb:

Grassy mountain slopes, rock crevices, wet meadows and marshes at elevations of 4000 - 5200 metres.

Propagation of Primula macrophylla:

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:

Grassy mountain slopes, rock crevices, wet meadows and marshes at elevations of 4000 - 5200 metres.

Known hazards of Primula macrophylla:

None known

Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.