28-3-2011 Another blessed herb: viola odorata, not so well known

Another blessed herb: viola odorata, not so well known

Viola odorata:

used as a tea it is an excellent herb to give for fevers.[has an explicite cooling effect and cause light sweating]

It is useful for bronchitis and chronic naso-pharyngeal catarrh.

It has been used as a mild analgetic to relieve cancer pains.[lung cancer,gastrointestinal cancers, breastcancer [as compresses ]

It may even prevent metastases and is given after operations for this purpose.

On case of a throat tumor [epithelioma of the tonsil] has been described to be healed by drinking the tea and using compresses !!

The famous medieval Italian medical school of Salerno declared about viola odorata: “to dispel drunkenness and repel migraine......form heavy head it takes the pain, and from feverish cold delivers the brain”.

Can anything be better?

I have used viola in the beginning of my practise much more and I tend to start using it again ,often together with sambucus and tilia [equal parts]