Violet tricolor

triflower. Parts used: herb.

Pharmacy name: tricolor violet herb – Violae tricoloris herba (formerly: Herba Violae tricoloris).

Botanical description. This is an annual plant, reaching a height of 20-30 cm. Several subspecies are known. The leaves are oblong or ovate-cordate, serrated along the edge. At the base of the leaves are relatively large lyre-shaped stipules. Flowers, like those of garden violets, are very diverse in color: blue, yellow, purple or variegated. With the opinion that the form with bluish-purple flowers is more effective, I cannot agree. Blooms from May to August. It is found traditionally in fields, dry meadows and gardens.

Collection and preparation. Flowering grass is collected, tied into bundles and hung out in the shade to dry. The faster this is done, the more active ingredients will remain in the dry grass.

Active ingredients: saponins, mucus, flavonoids, vitamin C and salicylic acid are the main active ingredients. Their action is complemented by tannins, bitterness and some other substances.

Healing action and application.It is rather difficult to determine the main action of this plant. It has been found to be effective in all sorts of skin diseases, especially in thrush and eczema in young children. It is also noted that tricolor violet is excellent for catarrh of the respiratory tract, accompanied by high fever, painful dry cough. But still, it is prescribed very timidly due to the lack of clearly defined active ingredients in it. For skin diseases in infants and toddlers, violet tricolor tea is added to the water in which food is cooked. For larger children and adults, it is best to take a course lasting 8 weeks: in the morning and in the evening, 1 cup of tea. After that, improvement is observed even with a protracted course of the disease. Also promising are wet dressings with violet tricolor tea. Successful attempts are known to use this tea in rheumatism. The German National Health Service authorizes the use of tricolor violet tea for mild skin diseases in babies that occur with peeling.

  • Violet tricolor tea: 2 teaspoons of pharmaceutical raw materials are poured into 1/4 liter of hot water and infused for 10 minutes. Drink 3 cups every day. You can also mix tricolor violet in equal parts with linden leaves and drink tea from this mixture to prevent hypothermia.
  • Blood purifying tea: Dandelion root with grass 15.0 Tricolor violet 10.0 Buckthorn bark 10.0 Elder flowers 5.0 Fennel fruit 5.0 Horsetail 5.0

One teaspoon with the top of the mixture is poured with l / 4 liters of hot water and, covered, infused for 15 minutes in a warm place. Drink 1 cup in small sips moderately warm 2-3 times every day. Use in homeopathy. The homeopathic remedy Viola tricoloris is obtained from fresh flowering plants. It is prescribed for skin rashes, dry and weeping eczema, thrush and itching in the vaginal area. Good results have been obtained in rheumatism, also in night sweats in adolescents in transition. Recommend initial tincture and dilution D 1 .

Application in folk medicine. Violet tricolor tea is traditionally used for all kinds of skin diseases in babies. It is also recommended for blood purification, against rheumatism and gout. At the same time, a course of treatment with tea lasting several weeks is prescribed. In case of skin diseases, simultaneous washing with the same tea is advised.

Side effects. Not all people tolerate violet tricolor tea well. Some people develop allergic skin reactions with long-term use, which disappear immediately after stopping the intake. But such cases are very rare.

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