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