All parts of the violet’s roots, leaves and flowers are edible. This plant is a super food filled with vitamin C and has wonderful antiseptic properties. Violets help to heal a common cold, soothe sore throats, and soothe lung inflammation. The oil treats eczema and flowers have expectorant, laxative, and anti-inflammatory qualities.
For headaches, soak a washcloth in cool violet water and put on the back of your neck. To make violet water, simmer violet flowers in water until the water turns purple.
Violets are also known to heal a broken heart, help with grief, anger, and depression. Many flower essences contain violet for this purpose. You can find flower essences under Bach flower remedies online.