Natural Living Monday ~ Sweet, Powerful Violet

Any moment now she will wake!  Each day I check the garden peering from my window into the shady places where she grows hoping to see her blossoming purple flowers, a sure sign of Spring.  I love this sweet powerful little plant, resplendent with the loveliest little flowers full of gorgeous aroma.   She is a good friend I look forward to spending time with each and every Spring.

Violet Flower And Leaf

Viola odorata

Violet's flowers support the heart like a compassionate and kind friend, and are wonderful for helping people through times of grief and heartache.  The flowers also help ease coughs and soothe scratchy throats.  My favorite way to prepare and preserve the healing power of violet flowers is through making a simple violet honey.

Traditionally used as a nutritive food, Violet is a wonderful nourishing plant that eases and soothes with it’s gentle sliminess.  Use as a vitamin rich food, which supports digestion, making it even more healthful.    Violet soothingly eases headaches and nervous tension by gently cooling and supporting the body and the nerves.

Violet acts on the reproductive system, nerves, lungs, and immune system with a unique alliance with the breasts.   Useful for respiratory aliments especially those associated with coughing and thick, yellow catarrh.  Helps fight to cancer of the breasts, lungs, lymphatic glands, urinary tract and GI tract.  Violets will decrease swellings and soreness in breast tissue, for instance, in mastitis, cancer, fibrocystic breasts, PMS, and lumps.  Externally, use the leaves to treat all sorts of skin problems, like: abscesses, wounds, pimples, swellings, persistent purulent wounds, chronic skin diseases including herpes, and red tense eyes.

Find this and more information about other amazing herbs in my Materia Medica section.

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Violet Equinox ~ A Children's Solstice Celebration ~

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