Violet, a Sweet Little Weed

Violets are happy little flower with heart shaped leaves with smooth, rounded teeth that are considered invasive weeds. They are found where humans are, lawns, gardens, side walk cracks and along trail sides. They are generally perannuals or annual weeds and a few are small shrubs that bloom in early spring and early summer and can be found in mostly temperate climates. They grow 4 to 8 inches in height and have purple, blue, white and yellow flowers. The roots of violets have little flowers that grow underground that never see the sun but still produce seed. The flowers and leaves are all edible except for the yellow flowers. The roots should never be eaten, they cause vomiting and nausea. The viola genus has around 550 species. ViolaceaeI is the largest Genus in the Viola family.

Violets are happy little flower with heart shaped leaves with smooth, rounded teeth that are considered invasive weeds. They are found where humans are, lawns, gardens, side walk cracks and along trail sides. They are generally perannuals or annual weeds and a few are small shrubs that bloom in early spring and early summer and can be found in mostly temperate climates. They grow 4 to 8 inches in height and have purple, blue, white and yellow flowers. The roots of violets have little flowers that grow underground that never see the sun but still produce seed. The flowers and leaves are all edible except for the yellow flowers. The roots should never be eaten, they cause vomiting and nausea. The viola genus has around 550 species. ViolaceaeI is the largest Genus in the Viola family.

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Violets are used in romance magick, love, lust and protection spells. Their believed to protect someone from being tricked by a faerie. Violets are ruled by Venus and are the sacred flower of archangel Sachiel who is the archangel of Jupiter. His energies bring riches and a clear mind. The heart shaped leaf is considered an amulet that protects from evil. Wild violets increase happiness and potted violets prevents accidents and calmes nerves.

Violets are cooling and moistening and have been used to lower cholesterol, restore intestinal flora, anti-oxidant, anti-inflammatory, blood thinning, hemorrhoids. varicose veins, cleanse the blood, stimulate lymphatic system, dry cough, bronchitis, swollen lymph nodes and cancer. For such a cute little flower, they do a lot! When made into a poultice, compress, infused oil or salve, violets heal dry, chafed skin, abrasions, insect bites, eczema, varicose veins and hemorrhoids.

Violets have a long history of being used for food and garnishes. The leaves are good in salads, pesto, salads and wraps. They are a natural way to thicken soup and stews. They can be candied or frozen into ice for a decorative drink. Their also sauteed and steamed. Herbalists make them into infusions, tinctures, cider vinegar tincture, syrup, elixir, ointments, salve, cream, foot soak, bath herb, infused oil, liniment and infused honey. There’s a lot of uses for these little weeds!!

What are you experiences with violets? Have you eaten them? Used them as a garnish? Used them in your magickal practice? Comment below, I’d love to hear about your experiences.

Resources: Garden Witch’s Herbal – Ellen Dugan p. 196-197, The Encyclopedia of Magickal Ingredients, a Wiccan Guide to Spell Casting – Lexa Rosean p. 285, Homegrown Herbs – Tammi Hartung p.236, chestnutherbs.com//violets-edible-and-medicinal-uses/

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Violets are used in romance magick, love, lust and protection spells. Their believed to protect someone from being tricked by a faerie. Violets are ruled by Venus and are the sacred flower of archangel Sachiel who is the archangel of Jupiter. His energies bring riches and a clear mind. The heart shaped leaf is considered an amulet that protects from evil. Wild violets increase happiness and potted violets prevents accidents and calmes nerves.

Violets are cooling and moistening and have been used to lower cholesterol, restore intestinal flora, anti-oxidant, anti-inflammatory, blood thinning, hemorrhoids. varicose veins, cleanse the blood, stimulate lymphatic system, dry cough, bronchitis, swollen lymph nodes and cancer. For such a cute little flower, they do a lot! When made into a poultice, compress, infused oil or salve, violets heal dry, chafed skin, abrasions, insect bites, eczema, varicose veins and hemorrhoids.

Violets have a long history of being used for food and garnishes. The leaves are good in salads, pesto, salads and wraps. They are a natural way to thicken soup and stews. They can be candied or frozen into ice for a decorative drink. Their also sauteed and steamed. Herbalists make them into infusions, tinctures, cider vinegar tincture, syrup, elixir, ointments, salve, cream, foot soak, bath herb, infused oil, liniment and infused honey. There’s a lot of uses for these little weeds!!

What are you experiences with violets? Have you eaten them? Used them as a garnish? Used them in your magickal practice? Comment below, I’d love to h

Resources: Garden Witch’s Herbal – Ellen Dugan p. 196-197, The Encyclopedia of Magickal Ingredients, a Wiccan Guide to Spell Casting – Lexa Rosean p. 285, Homegrown Herbs – Tammi Hartung p.236, chestnutherbs.com//violets-edible-and-medicinal-uses/

Legal Stuff: None of these statements have been evaluated by the FDA and are not meant to cure, diagnose or treat and medical condition.

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Hi, I'm Rainie. I'm the owner and founder of Love of Lotus Apothecary, a healer and herbalist with a passion for Gaia and all she has to offer.

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