The Sweet violet is a perennial herb native to Asia and Europe. Its scientific name is Viola odorataand belongs to the family Violaceae.The Sweet violet is a plant that has simple but beautiful flowers purple or white and an exquisite and delicate flavor. These flowers are very popular to decorate gardens, but also have healing qualities. The flowers and roots which have medicinal properties as an emollient, expectorant and laxative, antitussive, anti-inflammatory, analgesic, hypotensive, antipyretic, tonic and diuretic. It is used to treat conditions such as colds, flu, bronchitis, pharyngitis, laryngitis, tonsillitis, asthma, cough, fever and other respiratory diseases. In addition to digestive problems such as gastritis, peptic ulcer disease, dyspepsia, gastrointestinal spasms, earaches, rheumatism, cystitis, nephritis, arthritis, arthritis, fluid retention, hypertension can be treated constipation.
With these preparations can be made gargling and ointments to relieve pain in different body areas. It is very easy to grow in the garden this plant that contains many medicinal properties. The Sweet violet is not considered toxic but is risky if you consume too much. If you follow the dosage is not known contraindications, but in large doses can cause vomiting, circulatory and nerve problems, even death, by the excessive consumption of the root of this plant. It is recommended to consult a doctor before use as a home remedy to advise and regulate the dose so that no danger. No need to self-medicate with home remedies especially in the case of children, pregnant women and people with chronic health problems.
Recipes from this medicinal plant:
Sweet violet has internal and external use according to health problem wants to try.
Infusion: One way for this plant is to prepare an infusion. Place half a teaspoon of dried flowers per cup of boiling water, leave it a few minutes then strain it and can drink.
Decoction: A decoction can be made with 50 grams of the violet root per liter of water. You should drink several cups a day. It is also possible to prepare syrup with flowers of violets