Benefits of Violet Leaves for Health
The heart shaped violet leaves are another ally to have in your herbal medicine cabinet. Fresh violet leaves are high in salicylic acid and are very nourishing to the nerves, lungs, immune system and especially the reproductive system. Daily violet leaf infusions at the first sign of soreness ease those with monthly breast swelling, tenderness, fibrocystic tissue and mastitis. A poultice can also be placed topically on the skin. I use a lot of violets in my protocol for dissolving fibroid cysts/lumps in the breast. Now is the time to gather and dry the leaves, so you will have a supply over the winter months. The leaves and flowers also make a wonderful addition to fresh summer garden salads.