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, Violet Leaves
The plant has long been cultivated for its perfume, as well as being added
to cosmetics, drinks, sweets, and syrups, and long thought of as the plant
of ancient goddesses. Syrups are made from infusions and used to treat
coughs. Mouthwashes are also made from infusions and used for mouth and
throat infections. Flowers are good for skin rashes and irritant eczema.
Decoctions from the flowers are used as an eyebath and mouthwash. They are
also crystallized and added to desserts.
There is considerably more to the common sweet violet (Viola Odorata) that
meets the eye, although this hardy little perennial with exquisite flowers
and broad, heart-shaped leaves is certainly attractive ... be it in the
woods or in a shaded garden. However, it has also been used through the ages
in medicinal preparations, culinary concoctions, perfumes, cosmetics, and
Sweet Violets either fresh or dried are used in teas or baths for the
soothing and slight astringent quality. Violets contain salicylic acid and
are extremely high in vitamins A and C. Violet flower water (1/4 c. Violets
steeped in warm spring water for 30 minutes, strained, bottled and
refrigerated) is used on the face as a tonic and healing spritz for all
sorts of facial afflictions. It is wonderful as an after-shave water or even
as a wash for baby's skin. If the leaves and flowers are macerated in oil,
strained and then beeswax
added, this cream is excellent as a daily application to remove cosmetics, or can be used daily on your face and hands for dry skin.
Pure, use in lip gloss, lotions & creams; for sealing corked bottles.
Solid at room temperature.
Violate flower and root contain an emetic principle named 'voiline'. It
forms salts with acids. It is volatile oil. Roots contain several coloring
matters-ionone and ionine. The plant also contains glucoside, methol
salicylic ester and saponins.
Sore throat. Fevers. The root is laxative, good febrifuge, tonic,
expectorant, diuretic, it alleviates thirst, relieves inflammation. The
medicated oil of Viola odorata is used for abdominal pain. It relieves cough
and acts as sedative. The root is an emetic. A syrup, made from the flower
petals, is good medicine for cough, hoarseness of voice. The syrup, when
mixed with almond oil, is a gentle laxative for children and also helps to
soothe irritative cough and to relieve sore-throat. It is considered
antipyretic and diaphoretic and very useful in relieving febrile symptoms.
In the 1930s, sweet violet was widely used to treat breast and lung cancer
and still figures in alternative cancer therapies, especially after surgery,
to prevent the development of secondary tumors. The flowers were once
popular in syrups, which were used for a wide variety of complaints.
The Chinese variety is used mainly to treat infectious skin conditions
including boils. It is also used to treat snakebites and taken internally
for lymphatic inflammations and breast abscesses. The aerial parts of the
sweet violet are used for coughs, bronchitis, and phlegm.
In addition to their medicinal uses, the flowers can be eaten in salads . .
. boiled, pressed, pounded, and mixed with milk, rice flour, and sugar into
a porridge . . . crystallized as beautiful candies . . . added to vinegar to
impart color and fragrance . . . made into a rare and delicate jelly . . .
and even fermented to produce a sweet wine. Since the blue color is released
by infusion, violets have been used to create delicate eyeshadows and
fragrant, tinted skin lotions. (A curious feature of the infused color is
its property of turning red when in contact with acid, and green when in
contact with an alkali. Because of this reaction, it has been used as a
substitute for litmus.)
Use in Lipsticks: Colors are ultra-bright & transparent,Soft, light,
moisturizing texture glides on smoothly,Subtly flavored with fruity
sweetness,Makes your lips feel fresh, cheerful & supple ,Gives a
long-lasting, wet & glittering look. Sweet violet leaf oil said to
relieve anger and anxiety. An important essential oil used inperfumery.
Sweet violet flowers and leaves have a gentle expectorant and demulcent
action, and they induce light sweating. They are often used as an infusion
or syrup for treating coughs, chest colds, and congestion. The flowers and
leaves are used in British herbal medicine to treat breast and stomach