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VIOLET Viola odorata and V. sororia Key Constituents: Mucilage, flavonoids, phenolic glycosides, saponins Actions: alterative, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, antipyretic, expectorant, diuretic, nervine Energy: Cooling, pungent, moistening Sweet, gentle violet has a long history as a cough remedy and upper respiratory aid.  She has also been used in treatments for urinary tract infections and her anti-inflammatory nature makes it a go-to for rheumatism as well as skin issues such as eczema, rashes, hives, and cradle cap. Violet uplifts and soothes the heart and spirit, particularly in times of grief and heartache. Her soothing and cooling energy can also be used to expel anger.  She is ruled...

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