Other: European wild pansy, Johnny-jump-up, wild violet
Viola tricolor L.
Plant Family: Violaceae
The European or sweet violet is
cultivated for its beautiful and fragrant flowers that are also used in
perfumes, flavorings, and herbal medicines. Violets have been used in
traditional folk medicine for thousands of years. The Greeks considered the
violet a symbol of fertility and love, and were known to add it to any love
potion that they made. The young leaves and flower buds can be eaten raw or
cooked. They make a very good salad, and a tea made from the flower or leaves
is equally as tasty.
beta-sitosterol, eugenol, ferulic acid, kaempferol, malic acid, methyl
salicylate, palmitic acid, quercetin, rutin, scopoletin, vanillin.
Leaf and flowers
The dried leaf is traditionally
used as a tea, and the fresh leaf and flower is traditionally used in salads,
soups, jellies and jams, as well as other food preparations. May also be taken
as a liquid herbal extract.
educational purposes only This information has not been evaluated by the Food
and Drug Administration.
General: We recommend that you consult with a
qualified healthcare practitioner before using herbal products, particularly if
you are pregnant, nursing, or on any medications.
This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any
Herbs may vary in color from batch to batch the picture may not show the exact coloration of the herb or the cut.