Parts used: Flowers and leaves
Alterative, antiseptic, antispasmodic, demulcent, expectorant, febrifuge, vulnerary
Vitamins A and C
Violet is very effective in healing internal ulcers. It is also used internally and externally for tumors, boils, abscesses, pimples, swollen glands and malignant growths. It is found in some alternative treatments for cancer. The properties of violet leaves and flowers seem to have the ability to reach parts of the body only accessible by the blood and lymphatic fluids. It is useful to aid the respiratory system and for coughs, sore throats, and asthma. Violet is also used to treat headaches. It may help soften hard tumors and cancerous growths.