Viola tricolor (Heartsease)

Medical Indication

Part of the plant which can be used

Present in the market

  • Herbal tea.
  • Dry extract.

Medical Use and Dosage – mode of administration

VIOLA TRICOLOR is used to treat many disorders such as skin disorders. It is often recommended for dermal and internal use in various skin disorders, especially those of seborrheic nature, including weeping and dry eczema, impetigo, acne and pruritus, also in irritation and itching, skin rashes and manifestations and skin ulcers. Viola is also used as an expectorant against respiratory tract cataracts, cough, pertussis cough and in the treatment of acute bronchitis, throat inflammation and cold fever.
The herb is an antacid, anti-dactant, anti-inflammatory, cardiac, sedative, disinfectant, dietary, diuretic, emollient, laxative.
It is also used for skin problems, epilepsy, asthma and as a cleansing herb.
In all the aforementioned health problems, it can be used in herbal tea and the recommended dose is 1 cup 3 times a day.
Dry extract and herbal tea are indicated as an adjuvant in inflammatory and degenerative diseases of the kinetic device (rheumatism, joints, arthritis and gout), adjuvant therapy for flu-like symptoms. If dry extract is used, the recommended dose is 2 tablets, 3 times a day.
The root is emetic.

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Combinations & Contraindications

Viola can be combined with Mahonia aquifolium and Centella asiatica.
It is contraindicated to be used during pregnancy without medical surveillance.

Recognized Ethnobotanical use

In traditional medicine wild pansy is also used in varicose ulcers, capillary fragility, hemorrhoids and gastrointestinal disorders. It was also proposed as a mild laxative.

Dissemination & Use