Botanical Name: Viola odorata
Organic Status: Wild-crafted
Country of Origin: Croatia
Plant Part: Dried leaves
Description: Also known as Sweet Violet, this small perennial plant is easily recognized by its sweetly-scented lilac flowers and heart-shaped leaves. Violets are a rich source of vitamins A and C. They also contain a type of antioxidant called an anthocyanin. Dried violet flowers and leaves are made into syrups, tonics and teas. Violet is also used to make poultices, and is tinctured for use in topical ointments and salves.
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