Magickal uses include love and attracting faeries.
Use in ritual baths to increase inner beauty & desirability.
Also Called: Fever Plant, Field Primrose, King’s Cureall, Night Willow-herb, Scabish, Scurvish, Tree Primrose, Primrose
The bark and the leaves are astringent and sedative.
They have proved of use in the treatment of gastro-intestinal disorders of a functional origin, whooping cough and asthma.
A syrup made from the flowers is also an effective treatment for whooping cough.
Research suggests that the oil is potentially very valuable in the treatment of multiple sclerosis, pre-menstrual tension, hyperactivityetc.
It is also taken internally in the treatment of eczema, acne, brittle nails, rheumatoid arthritis and alcohol-related liver damage.
Regular consumption of the oil helps to reduce blood cholesterol levels and lower the blood pressure.
The seed is a good source of gamma-linolenic acid, an unsaturated fatty acid which assists the production of hormone-like substances. This process is commonly blocked in the body, causing disorders that affect the uterine muscles, nervous system and metabolism.
The poulticed root is applied to piles and bruises.
A tea made from the roots is used in the treatment of obesity and bowel pains.