Fragrant violet

Perennial herbaceous plant with a creeping, strongly branched rhizome. Basal leaves on long petioles, round-oval, heart-shaped, yellow-green. The flowers are dark purple, strongly fragrant (it is in the smell and color of the flowers that it differs from the tricolor violet – pansies). Blooms in early spring and summer.

Medicinal raw materials are flowers, leaves and roots, dried in the shade, but quickly.

It is used in folk medicine. Fragrant violet is effective in diseases of the lungs, accompanied by sputum, and whooping cough. Whooping cough is treated as follows. A sick child is given to drink a decoction of violets, and with the cake of this plant, while it is still yellow, or with the boiled grass itself, also still yellow, they cover the upper part of the breast, bandage it so that something like a warming compress is obtained (the duration of the compress is from 1 – 1.5 hours). Do it in the morning and in the evening (at night). The decoction should be given to the child after 2 hours throughout the day, 1 tbsp. spoon. With this treatment for three days, the cough ceases to torment the baby. A sick child aged 7-10 years can take 2-3 tbsp. spoons of decoction. It is very useful to sweeten the decoction with honey. Use a decoction of yellow.

The same treatment will give good results in gout. A decoction or tincture of fragrant violet is taken internally for emphysema, rheumatism, and also for urinary incontinence.

Preparations from fragrant violets are used for urolithiasis (in the presence of sand in the bladder or kidneys), but the results of treatment will be better if the product is made from a mixture of fragrant violets, bean pods, corn stigmas, bearberry leaves and birch buds (equally in total). Take 2 tbsp. tablespoons of the mixture in 2-4 cups of boiling water and insist 20 minutes; use 2-3 tbsp. spoons 3 times every day.

A decoction of dried flowers was prescribed to get rid of epilepsy and other seizures. Flower syrup is given to newborns instead of laxatives and coughs. Decoction of mossy violet – for gargling from hoarseness, recommended for influenza, tonsillitis and other inflammations of the mucous membrane of the upper respiratory tract.


Decoction: 2 g per 200 ml; by 2-3. Art. spoons 3 times every day. Tincture: 25%; 25 drops 3 times every day.

A decoction of whole plants (30 g per 1 liter of water – a daily dose) is taken orally with stones in the kidneys, bladder, gout, rheumatism, pulmonary diseases, to remove sputum from the bronchi, with whooping cough, etc.

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