The Therapeutic Benefits of Violets
Hippocrates, the father of modern medicine, called violets the “moist” plant. He said they could treat liver disorders as well as bad tempers. Although violets have a fragrant scent, humans may not always smell it because of the presence of the compound Ionone, which causes its fragrance to come and go. In ancient times, violets were known for their laxative properties. Extracts from the flower are also inflammatory and can be used to relax, center and calm. Products derived from violets can also be used to treat high blood pressure, jaundice and bronchial infections.