Herbs Guide

Blue Violet

Family Name: Violaceae

Botanical Name(s): Viola odorata

Popular Name(s): Garden Violet, Sweet Violet, Common blue violet

Parts Used: Leaf and flowers

Habitat: Blue Violet is widely found in Europe, Asia and throughout in North America.

Description: Blue Violet is a trailing plant which has thick and scaly underground stem. The leaves are heart-shaped and dark green in colour. The flowers are deep purple or blue to pinkish or even yellow whitish in colour and have 5 petals.

Uses: Blue Violet has anti-inflammatory, diaphoretic, diuretic and emollient properties. The plant is used to cure chronic skin disorders and is used to treat mouth and throat infections too. It is used in the treatment of bronchitis, respiratory catarrh, coughs and asthma.