Violet is a flower that successfully treats many health ailments
Fragrant violet is a common ingredient in many medical and cosmetic products. This flower grows among shrubs, in parks, forests, under trees and on grassy areas. It blooms in mid-March to May. All parts of the flower are used for treatment, prevention, tinctures, syrups, teas and compresses. Wild violet flowers and leaves are used for perfumes and other cosmetic products. The leaves and flowers contain essential oils, organic acids and minerals. The plant contains a lot of vitamin A, vitamin C, pro-vitamin A (carotenoids), tannin, flavonoids, saponins and organic acids (salicylic, tartaric and ascorbic) and glycosamides. It contains trace elements of potassium, magnesium, calcium, grapes, zinc, copper, selenium, molybdenum, barium and others.
10 beneficial health and healing benefits of violet
- One of the ingredients of violet is rutin (bio-flavonoid) whose most important ingredient is quercetin (an anti-oxidant that reduces inflammatory processes). Rutin strengthens blood vessels and blood flow walls, strengthens circulation. Rutin is excellent in the prevention of stroke and heart disease because it fights against the formation of blood clots. Rutin is used in the treatment of varicose veins and hemorrhoids. Relieves bruises.
- Various ointments, gels, creams, drops, baths, teas and syrups are made from violets. They are used for external use. The medicinal properties of violet have not yet been fully explored.
- Violet is believed to have been used against headaches and insomnia in ancient Greece. After salicylic acid (one of the basic ingredients of aspirin) was discovered in the plant, this was scientifically confirmed.
- Some violet ingredients have a beneficial effect on hysteria, fatigue and stress. Herbalists use violet to treat alcoholism, hypochondria and palpitations.
- Violet flower contains anthocyanin glycosides and essential oil, so the plant is useful against skin infections, seborrhea, dermatitis, skin rashes, eczema, lichens and chapped lips.
- Fresh flower juice is an excellent treatment against whooping cough and smallpox.
- Boiled violet leaves with honey successfully treat pharyngitis, cough and various gastrointestinal diseases. Many alkaloids in the plant (such as violaemitin) successfully reduce expectoration. They alleviate bronchitis and inflammatory processes in the throat.
- Violet leaf tea soothes irritated eyes. Violet is great for treating eye diseases (conjunctivitis and blepharitis).
- Violet is beneficial for stomach diseases, rheumatism, gout, sprains, scratches and bruises.
- In traditional medicine, violet has shown successful treatment of colds, coughs, diseases of the respiratory system, bronchitis and pleurisy.