Violet is an aspirin and a flower from which medicinal tea, honey and syrup are made
A beautiful flower and most often purple is a favorite in pots, vases and on balconies. Violet has an intoxicating scent. With this flower, Hephaestus won over the ancient Greek goddess Aphrodite. And the Greek god Zeus filled the entire meadow with violets to comfort his mistress Io (whom he turned into a cow because of Hera’s jealousy). Violet is also a medicinal flower. The leaf and flower have anti-inflammatory, antifungal and antiseptic effects. Therefore, violets have local application, application on the skin and in the form of beverages. The composition of this flower includes a number of nutrients, the most famous of which is saponin, the alkaloid odoratin, the glycoside iridine, salicylic acid compounds and various bitter substances. Violet is a perfect addition to herbal teas due to the richness of vitamins A and C. Violet has a calming effect against headaches, migraines, insomnia because it contains salicylic acids (the main ingredient in aspirin with analgesic effect). This flower has a positive effect against stress and anxiety and a great calming effect. It is used in medicines against asthma, bronchial diseases, flu, colds and respiratory tract problems. This flower helps detoxify the body and alleviates infections. The most common uses are herbal teas, honey and thick syrup.Violet is used in the cosmetic, pharmaceutical and food industries.
Violet tea – one tablespoon of dried and chopped violets (of all the above parts) pour 200 milliliters of boiling water (one cup). Leave covered for ten minutes. Strain. Drink one cup a day in small sips.
Violet honey-2 cups of violet flowers mix with one cup of honey. Mix all ingredients. Add the juice of one lemon. Pour into a glass jar. Keep refrigerated. Take one tablespoon twice a day. This honey strengthens the immune system and is useful against all kinds of infections, flu and colds.
Thick violet syrup – about 100 grams of flowers pour 200 ml of water (one cup). Leave overnight. Squeeze the flowers the next day with a wooden spoon. Strain. Pour honey into the resulting juice in the same amount with the liquid. Pour into a sterile glass jar. Keep refrigerated. The syrup is good against flu, colds, asthma, sore throats and coughs.