Wild Pansy – A Remedy for Respiratory, Inflammatory, and Autoimmune Disorders

Wild pansy (Viola tricolor) has been used since forever for its anti-inflammatory, expectorant and emetic properties, which have also been confirmed by some scientific studies. But its therapeutic value has also been confirmed in cases of autoimmune disorders, allergies, some forms of cancer, and even epilepsy.

Heartsease flowers - Viola tricolor, a herb with many different

Composition and properties

Wild pansy contains salycilic acid (which has anti-inflammatory properties), violanthin and rutin (flavonoids that have strong antioxidative effects), and mucilage (which is responsible for its significant expectorant activity), and it also contains some compounds with antimicrobial activity, some with immunosuppressive activity, and cyclotides with cytotoxic properties.

Preparation and general administration

  • Infusion: Add 2 tablespoons of moderately cut dried flowers and leaves in a cup of water and let them macerate for 12 hours. Sift, add the flowers and leaves in a cup of hot boiled water, let steep for 30 minutes and then mix the two liquors. Drink 3-4 cups a day, before a meal.
  • Powder: Grind the dried plant using a coffee grinder and sift it through a fine mesh flour sifter. Take 1 teaspoon, 4 times a day, before a meal.
  • Tincture: Grind the dried plant using a coffee grinder. Put 20 tablespoons of powder in a jar and add 2 cups of alcohol 90-96% and a cup of water. Tightly close the jar and let the mixture macerate for 10 days, then sift and transfer it in smaller dark coloured recipients.

Medicinal uses

  • Epilepsy: Take 1-2 teaspoons of powder, 3 times a day.
  • Allergies
    • Preventive: Drink 2-4 cups of infusion a day, before a meal, for 1-2 months.
    • Curative
      • Respiratory allergies: Take 1 teaspoon of powder, 4 times a day, for 45-60 days. repeat after 15-30 days.
      • Skin allergies: Drink 1 l of infusion a day, for at least 30 days. Also, use the powder to make poultices and apply them on the affected areas.
  • Breast cancer: Take 1-2 teaspoons of powder, 3-4 times a day, for 30 days. Repeat after 7 days.
  • Pulmonary, gastric, and intestinal cancer: Take 1-2 teaspoons of powder, 3-4 times a day, for 3 months. repeat after 3-4 weeks.
  • Convulsive cough: Drink 1 cup of infusion, 3 times a day.
  • Asthma
    • Preventive: Drink 3 cups of infusion a day, before a meal, with acacia honey, for 3-4 weeks, in the spring and in the autumn.
    • Curative: Take 1-2 teaspoons of powder, 3 times a day, for 30 days. Repeat after 10 days.
  • Rhinitis, sinusitis: Drink 1 cup of infusion, 2-4 times a day.
  • Bronchitis: Take 1 teaspoon of powder, 4 times a day, fr 30-60 days. repeat after 10-20 days.
  • High blood pressure: Take 1 teaspoons of powder, 4 times a day, for 4 weeks. Repeat after 2-3 weeks.
  • Cystitis: Drink 1 l of infusion a day.
  • Scleroderma: Take 1 teapoon of tincture, 4 times a day, for 3 months. Repeat after 1 month. Also, use the powder to make poultices and apply them on the affected areas.
  • Systemic lupus erythematosus: Take 1 teaspoon of powder, 4-6 times a day, for 40 days. Repeat after 10 days.
  • Rheumatism and gout: Drink 1 l of infusion a day, between meals, for 30 days, in the spring and in the autumn.
  • Alimentary infections: Drink 1-1.5 l of infusion a day.
  • Intoxications: Take 1-4 g of finely cut dried root, for its strong vomitive effect.

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