Violets or Blue Violets as they are also called, have been used to treat bronchitis, respiratory catarrh, coughs, and asthma. You can also use it for mouth and throat infections. If made into a stronger remedy, dried Blue Violets will have a laxative effect. The flowers are demulcent and emollient and are used in the treatment of biliousness and lung troubles. The petals are made into syrups and used in the treatment of children disorders.
Banafshah, Garden Violet, Neelapushpa, Neelapuspha, Sweet Violet Herb, English Violet, Violeta, Sweet Violet Root, Violae Odoratae Rhizoma, Herba, and Violet.
Leaf and flowers.
Nerve tonic, sedative, anti-spasmodic, and hepatic.
Mostly used as a tea, plus the fresh leaf and flower can be used in salads, soups, jellies and jams, as well as other food preparations.
Can be added the flowers and leaves to salads, soups, jellies and jams or any type of food you want flowers on.
Alpha-ionone, beta-ionone, beta-sitosterol, eugenol, ferulic acid, kaempferol, malic acid, methyl salicylate, palmitic acid, quercetin, rutin, scopoletin, vanillin.
Do not take while pregnant. Excessive amounts may cause nausea and vomiting.
Traditional folk medicine shows Blue violets have been used for thousands of years. Pliny the Elder suggested that a garland of violets could prevent headaches and dizziness. Greeks used it for fertility and love, and were known to add it to any love potion. They have been used to enhance salads with the flower and on top of soups or stews.
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