Wild Pansy (Viola tricolor)

Wild Pansy TeaWild Pansy (Viola tricolor) known also as Heartsease or Garden Violet is a common wild annual herb which grows throughout Europe. In North America it is known as Yellow Wild Pansy or Johnny Jump Up. The flowers which appear in a great variety of colors, are amazing in their beauty and for many years the herb has been associated with love. It has a great traditional value is has been used by many nations as an important ornamental element for decorating gardens and parks. In folk medicine, this remedy is used in the forms of tinctures, decoctions, poultices, or in the form of popular wild pansy tea.

This herb has been utilized in herbal medicine for many centuries and is an ingredient of thousands of folk remedies for a good number of illnesses and health conditions. It is a great natural source of such natural substances and nutrients as vitamin C, vitamin E, as well as magnesium, calcium and other minerals. Health benefits of wild pansy embrace its excellent anti-inflammatory, diuretic, soothing, cleansing, expectorant and other properties of this natural remedy. Check out the list of medicinal uses of wild pansy.

  • As a powerful expectorant agent, wild pansy can be used to treat a variety of respiratory problems like whooping coughs, bronchitis, asthma and so on. The best way to use it is steeping 1 tablespoon of dried pansy leaves and flowers in 1 cup of water for 10 minutes, then straining and adding some honey and/or lemon juice.
  • Health Benefits Of Wild PansyAnti-inflammatory properties of pansy tea are used to treat such infections as gout, rheumatism, pneumonia and many others.
  • Wild pansy tea is reported to reduce the risks of atherosclerosis and strengthen capillary walls in our body.
  • Centuries ago, wild pansy tea was used to strengthen heart muscle and improve the function of cardiovascular system in general.
  • Diuretic properties of wild pansy can assist in treating cystitis.
  • Health benefits of wild pansy include treating skin diseases like eczema, psoriasis, acne and other infectious skin conditions.
  • This natural element is used for facial creams and other cosmetic products as it has good cleansing, relaxing and tonic properties.
  • Wild pansy has been used for centuries as one of the most potent herbal remedies for epilepsy.
  • Regular consumption of wild pansy tea assists in avoiding water retention.
  • Wild pansy sometimes is used as an ingredient for natural shampoos as it can effectively nourish the scalp and this way improve hair quality.
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