Violet leaf is often used in natural skincare products and remedies due to its potential benefits for the skin. It is believed to have soothing, moisturising and anti-inflammatory properties. Violet leaf preparations, such as infused oils or salves, may be used topically to help soothe dry or irritated skin, minor wounds, rashes, eczema, and other skin conditions.
Viola odorata which is the botanical name for theViolet leaf has been used for respiratory health. It is used particularly for addressing coughs and congestion. It is believed to have expectorant properties that may help promote the expulsion of mucus and relieve respiratory discomfort. Violet leaf preparations, such as teas or syrups, may be consumed for their potential respiratory benefits.
It contains compounds that may have anti-inflammatory effects too. It is believed to help reduce inflammation in the body, which can be beneficial for conditions such as arthritis, joint pain and inflammation-related skin conditions. However, scientific research on the specific anti-inflammatory properties of violet leaf is limited.
Finally, Violets are a rich source of vitamins A and C.