Alterative expectorant used for coughs, metabolism and more.
Violet leaves and blossoms are expectorant and can be used in respiratory congestion to help soften mucus and remove it from the body. A syrup of violets was often used in cough preparations where color and mild taste, along with its action on the respiratory system, made it a good base. Violets can be used to treat mild bronchitis or coughs of influenza and mild colds.
Violets are also considered alterative and work gradually to move the metabolism toward a healthy balance. They have been used as a part of a therapy program for chronic skin conditions, such as eczema and psoriasis. Because of their antiseptic properties, violets have been used externally as a poultice for skin irritations or minor wounds. The leaves and blossoms can be added to a salve for the same problems.
It was thought at one time that violets, as an alterative, were helpful in some cancers, and traditionally violets were thought to be anti-neoplastic, helping to stop the growth of cancer cells.
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joanne (sales) - August 3, 2007, 16:35
violet flowers are a beautiful and pleasing way to combat coughs. my kids hate the taste of most medicines. we have always used violet flowers for coughs with them and they love using flower medicine to make their cough go away.
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