Wild Violets (Viola sororia, Violaceae)

by Renee Lindstrom, GCFP – Living in Natures Love Lifestyles @insideawareness.com

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Also known as:  Heartease, Wild Pansy

Uses: Culinary, Medicinal, Dye, Topical, Relaxant, Pain Reliever, Insomnia, Eyewash

Parts Used: Flowers, Leaves and Roots

Preparation: Fresh, DriedTea, Poultice, Compress, Salve, Syrup, Vinegar, Poultice, Tincture, Flower Essence, Infused Oil, Infused Honey, Jelly, Soap, Perfume

  • Symbolizes: Devotion – I will always be true
  • Language of Flowers meaning:  Thoughts of love
  • Associated with:  Crown and Throat Chakra
  • Element:  Water
  • Governed by: Venus

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The Wild Violet flower and leaves are edible and loaded with minerals and vitamins, especially A and C.  Two thirds of a cup of Wild Violet leaves are equal to 4 oranges .  The leaves can be eat fresh in salads, steamed or used in soups and strew to make them more interesting.  The flowers can also be eaten fresh, thrown into salads and used as garnish and candied as an edible decoration.  The flowers are sweet and remind one of a candy only without any artificial taste.

Health & Wellness

The Wild Violet was once considered a remedy for soothing a broken heart!  However it is now used to boost ones immune system and to stimulate the lymphatic glands to detox.  It is a wonderful plant to forage in spring to support a cleanse and increase one’s energy.  It is also considered a blood purifier increasing energy and body function.  It can be used to decrease fever and inflammation and for sinus infections, bronchitis, sore throats and coughs.

Topically it has been used on skin ailments like eczema, and growths such as cysts, mastitis, and fibrocystic breasts.

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Traditional uses and properties of herbs are for educational purposes only.  This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.  Every attempt has been made for accuracy, but none is guaranteed. Any serious health concerns or if you are pregnant, you should always check with your health care practitioner before self-administering herbs.

Copyright 2014 – 2018  Living in Nature’s Love by Renee Lindstrom, GCFP,
Feldenkrais® Practitioner since 2007, Communication & Empathy Coach since 2004, Art of Placement  since 2000