sweet violet

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sweet violet

A perennial herb that contains flavonoids, methyl salicylate, odoratine (an alkaloid), saponins and volatile oil; it is diuretic, expectorant and mildly sedative.

Chinese medicine
In traditional Chinese medicine, sweet violet has been used for inflammation and mumps. 

Herbal medicine
In Western herbal medicine, sweet violet is used internally for anxiety, hangovers, headaches, insomnia, sore throat and respiratory infections, and topically for cracked nipples; it was once believed to be effective for skin cancer.
 
Toxicity
Nausea and vomiting.
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The sweet violet Viola odorata continues to be the most easily recognised, and its hybrid descendants and cultivars are countless.
The sweet violet Viola odorata, continues to be the most easily recognised and its hybrid descendants and cultivars are countless.
Richly fragrant flowers have made sweet violet (Viola odorata) a long-time favorite of gardeners.
TIP: To make it more attractive add a few daisies or other low growing flowers such as sweet violets.
HEAVEN NOSE: The Viola odorata or sweet violets have a strong scent and are now in bloom
Take the sweet violet or Viola odorata for instance.