Latin name:Viola odorataLinn. (Violaceae)
Sanskrit/Indian name: Neelapushpa, Banafshah
Sweet Violet is an important ingredient in herbal compositions for treating cold and cough. The German Commission E and The British Herbal Pharmacopeia document the traditional use of Sweet Violet for pulmonary infections and as an expectorant for the respiratory tract ailments.
The leaves of Sweet Violet contain the active components friedelin and beta-sitosterol, which give the plant its expectorant properties.
Key therapeutic benefits:
- Sweet Violet is beneficial in the treatment of respiratory disorders like the common cold and bronchitis.