VIOLET (wild Viola tricolor) Bulgaria
Violets have been used medicinally as antifungal, anti-inflammatory & antiseptic agents, for calming nerves & are a rich source of vitamins A & C, for thousands of years. They also contain a type of antioxidant called an anthocyanin. Antioxidants are naturally occurring compounds that have positive effects on a person’s health and wellbeing. As an anti-inflammatory this herbal tea can be used to help with inflamed joints and muscles. It has also been known to help with coughs and bronchitis. It’s not clear how this tea helps with this illness, but those with bronchitis have found relief with it.
The final thing we will look at with the violet tea benefits is that it works as an anti-inflammatory agent. Arthritis pain can cause you to live in intense and extreme pain on a daily basis. This is an all natural product so you don’t have to worry about it affecting any of your vital organs as long as you do with prescribed medications. You should however, discuss drinking this tea with your doctor
Violet tea has been known to have a relaxing effect by “calming deranged nerves, improving weak memory and soothing restlessness” See below for suggestions for herbal combinations for tea.
The European or sweet violet is cultivated for its beautiful and fragrant flowers that are also used in perfumes, flavorings, and herbal medicines. Violets have been used in traditional folk medicine for thousands of years. The young leaves and flower buds can make a tasty tea.
Parts used: Ariel parts, leaves, flowers & stems
Violet Tea preparation,
You can start with making tea with dried leaves. A little can go a long way. Use 1 teaspoon of dried herbs for a cup of tea or 1 tablespoon per pint or 16 ounces of water. The easiest but less elegant way to brew tea is to put your loose tea into a canning jar, add boiling water and allow it to steep to your desired strength, then strain the herbs. Usually 5-10 minutes of steeping is enough.
1 tablespoon of loose tea steeped in 16 ounces of boiling water for about 10 minutes. Strain loose leaves from the jar.
Read below to learn about 'A Spring Tonic Tea with Violet', 'A Calming Tea with Violet', and 'Mineral Rich Tea with Violet.'
A Spring Tonic Tea with Violet
Try combining equal amounts of the dried leaves of dandelion, nettle, red clover, violet and mint (peppermint or spearmint). This is a highly nutritious tea.
A Calming Tea with Violet
Combine violet with blue vervain, linden leaf and flower and elderflower. This won’t be sedating but instead will give you an “ahhh” feeling.
Mineral Rich Tea with Violet
Combine violet with alfalfa, horsetail, oatstraw, red clover, hawthorn leaf and flower, chamomile, and raspberry leaves. This tea is packed with vitamin C, vitamin A, iron, and calcium.
No side effects or drug interactions have been reported for violets. There are no reported risks for pregnancy or lactation that are noted (Brinker, 2010). Enjoy your violet tea!
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