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Latin name:Viola odorataLinn. (Violaceae)

Sanskrit/Indian name:  Neelapushpa, Banafshah

General information:

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.

Therapeutic constituents:

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.