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.
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.