In March, when snow is falling, the spring primrose's curtains show off on a barely greened lawn in my garden. A beautiful and courageous flower is not at all afraid of the cold. However, it not only decorates the site, but also has many healing properties. helping a person fight diseases. In the aerial part of the primrose contains many vitamins. Leaves - a storehouse of ascorbic acid and carotene. The roots have saponins, glycosides and essential oil. Pharmaceutical preparations from this plant have a general strengthening effect on the body.
    Health recipes
    1. If you get a cold, runny nose, you sleep poorly or there are other signs of mild neurosis - tea will help. Collect the primrose flowers and its leaves, dry. Brew 1 tbsp. raw materials 0, 5 liters of boiling water, soak in a thermos for 30-40 minutes, strain. Drink 2-3 cups a day. The course of treatment is 7-8 days.
    2. When coughing, chronic bronchitis, tracheobronchitis, a special drink is prepared as an expectorant. 1 tbsp dry crushed roots of primrose pour a glass of boiling water and hold in a water bath for 30 minutes. Cool to room temperature, strain. Take 3-4 tablespoons 1-2 times a day before meals. to improve.
    3. After a long winter, many are concerned about general weakness, poor appetite, which may be signs of hypovitaminosis. To make up for the lack of vitamins, drink this infusion for a week. 1 tbsp powder of dry leaves of spring primrose pour a glass of boiling water. After 5-7 minutes strain. Take 3-4 times a day for 1 tbsp.
    4. The laxative effect is the infusion of fresh primrose flowers. 2 tbsp pour raw materials a glass of boiling water, stand for half an hour. strain. Drink on an empty stomach.
    5. Primrose leaves do a great job of healing cuts instead of plantain. They are applied to the wound to reduce pain and stop bleeding.

    In cosmetology, evening primrose oil is widely used. It is particularly effective when added to ready-made skin care products (smooths wrinkles, relieves irritation, moisturizes) and hair (strengthens the bulbs, preventing loss, eliminates dandruff).

  2. Valentina SOLOGUB, Voskresensk

    The son gave a beautiful primrose in a pot. Can a plant live in an apartment? Or is it better to give it to my sister to plant in the garden?

    • OOO "Sad"

      Of course, the primrose will be more comfortable in the open. But for a while she will please you at home as a seasonal “live bouquet”. Put the pot on a cool windowsill - ideally, the flower needs + 12-16 degrees. Primrose prefers bright light, but not direct sun. Water a flowering plant abundantly, then - moderately, after drying of the top layer of the soil. In dry air, periodically spray the leaves. If the room is hot, put the pot with primrose on a tray with wet pebbles.

      PRIMULA ACAULIS after flowering with the arrival of heat needs to be planted in open ground, but P. obconica and P. sinensis can be left in pots until next season. They are transplanted and placed in the summer in a cool, shaded place with good ventilation. Watering moderately, in the fall, yellowed leaves are removed and watering is increased.


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