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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 by Water and the planet Venus and often used in magicks that dealing with love, loyalty, justice, luck and good fortune. She requests that we take the time to appreciate the small and quiet, unpretentious examples of beauty.

Can be found in: Violets & Amethyst cleanser/toner, Morning Sun body oil, Marshmallow & Hibiscus face oil



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