Soothing and cooling, it helps reduce fever and inflammation. It can be useful in treating sinus infections, bronchitis, sore throats and coughs. Violets can even help to shrink tumors and cancers. They are most effective when taken both internally and used externally as a poultice.
I personally use a violet tea for sore throat and it soothes and calms my coughs.
You can wild harvest flowers and leaves in spring, or buy dried here.
Also, I use an oil infusion of violets in my Violet Leaf Balm for painful breasts and lumps in breasts (buy here).
Lisa Ray, Herbalist
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