Preparing the herb Viola for practical use

Here are some typical preparations for using Viola.

For Viola Tea:
You can steep 1-2 teaspoons of dried viola herb (leaves and flowers), in one cup of boiling water for about 10-15 minutes. Strain out the leaves and/or flowers, and add honey, sugar or lemon to your liking. Reheat to the desired temperature, and enjoy.

Viola as a Poultice:
Some have combined the powdered herb with water to make a paste that can be applied externally to skin sores.

For Varicose Veins:
Add 2-3 tablespoons of fresh viola flowers to a salad once a day.