diuretic, emetic, expectorant.
astringent, demulcent, diaphoretic, diuretic, emollient, laxative.
Root: emetic (in larger doses)
kidney and liver diseases
rectum and uterus prolapse
Sweet Violet has a long history of use as a cough remedy and for the treatment of bronchitis. It may also be used to aid in the treatment of upper respiratory catarrh.
It is also used for treating skin conditions such as eczema and rheumatism. Also used for urinary infections. Sweet Violet has a reputation as an anti-cancer
This herb is reported to be
a very effective folk remedy for the treatment of types of cancers. The
aboriginal tribes of India are reported to have been using the plant for
the complete cure of cancer among their people for a long time. Infusion
of the leaves is said to relieve the pain of cancerous growths, especially
in the throat. Either the water extract of the leaves or the leaf juice is
effective in the cure of tongue-cancer. All the plant parts contain the
alkaloid "Violine." The stem is a very good substitute for
When mixed with almond oil and senna syrup, this herb is an excellent demulcent and aperient for children.
The flowers of this herb
are used in bilious affections, epilepsy, nervous disorders, prolapse of
the rectum and the uterus, and inflammatory swellings. The flowers are
popularly used for the treatment of coughs, sore throats, kidney diseases,
liver disorders and infantile afflictions. The flowers are either used as
an infusion in water or as a syrup.