How to eat cowslip leaves

Properties of cowslip leaves

This is a delicious and natural entrée for lunch or dinner.

Although it is not recommended to take fried food too often, this is a different presentation to take an edible wild plant.

It is recommended  to take advantage of all the medicinal properties of cowslip. It can be  consumed in infusion, boiled or raw. The high frying temperatures destroy all its therapeutic components.

Cowslip leaves recipe

Battered cowslip leaves
Battered leaves of cowslip (Primula veris), decorated with the inflorescence of the plant



  • Wash the leaves of the plant well. Ensure that they have been collected at a site free of pesticides and contaminants.
  • Mix 1 part of flour with a little water until a thick liquid remains.
  • Put oil to heat.
  • Batter each leaf and fry when the oil is hot.
  • It is not convenient for the oil to smoke, since it indicates that it is getting too hot and all the property of that oil is lost.

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This article was endorsed by Elisenda Carballido - Dietitian nutritionist. Postgraduate in Phytotherapy and master in Nutrition and Metabolism.
Written by Editorial Botanical-online team in charge of content writing

10 March, 2024

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