Sweet Violet

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About

Sweet violet is an herb. The root and parts that grow above the ground are used to make medicine.

Sweet violet is used for nervous strain, hysteria, physical and mental exhaustion, symptoms of menopause (hot flashes), depression, and irritability.

It is also used for digestive tract complaints such as abdominal pain, swelling (inflammation) of the stomach and intestines and the tissues that line them, digestion problems caused by improper diet, gas, heartburn, gallbladder disorders, and loss of appetite.

Some people use sweet violet for respiratory tract conditions, particularly dry or sore throat, stuffy nose, coughs, hoarseness, and bronchitis.

Other uses include treating pain in the minor joints, fever, skin diseases, headache, trouble sleeping (insomnia), and tuberculosis.

Sweet violet is sometimes applied directly to the skin for skin disorders and as a skin cleanser.

In herbal combinations, sweet violet is used for breathing problems including sudden (acute) and ongoing (chronic) bronchitis, asthma, emphysema, “dust-damaged” lungs, swelling (inflammation) of the respiratory tract, cold and flu symptoms, hoarseness, cough, and chest congestion. These herbal combinations are also used for involuntary urination (incontinence) in older people, bed-wetting, irritable bladder, and prostate conditions. Other uses include treating the inability to sleep (insomnia) and improving deep sleep.

How it works

Sweet violet has chemicals that help break up chest congestion by thinning mucous and making it easier to cough up.

Effectiveness

Not Proven
Asthma
Bronchitis
Colds
Congestion
Cough
Depression
Flu symptoms
Sleeplessness (insomnia)
Lung problems
Menopausal symptoms
Nervousness
Digestion problems
Urinary problems
Other conditions

Concerns

Sweet violet might be safe for most people when taken by mouth in recommended doses. No side effects have been reported.There isn't enough information to know if it is safe to put sweet violet on the skin.

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Warnings

Pregnancy and breast-feeding: Not enough is known about the use of sweet violet duringpregnancyandbreast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.Dosing considerations for Sweet Violet.

Interactions

No information available.

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