- Color: Dark Green
- Oil Consistency: Thick
- Perfumery Note: Middle – Base
- Initial Aroma Strength: Medium
- Scent: Green, earthy, slightly floral in dilution.
Action: Antiseptic, antifungal, astringent, anti-inflammatory, nervine, aperient, analgesic, expectorant, bronchodilator, diuretic, diaphoretic, vasodilatory, hypotensive, antioxidant, febrifuge.
Benefits, Indications: Irritating coughs, bronchitis, asthma, whooping cough, chest infections, tonsillitis, swollen glands, catarrh, sinus congestion, colds, fevers, insomnia, liver problems, constipation, headaches, migraines, arthritis, tension, anxiety, aid to cancer treatment (breast, lungs, throat, intestines, lymph, skin), abscesses, boils, obesity, breast lumps, fibroids, urinary tract infections, stones and gravel.
More Info: Violet oil can be used to treat swellings and bruises as it is soothing and cooling. In aromatherapy skin care it makes an excellent moisturizer and emollient, which also gently tightens pores and thread veins. It is indicated for acne, eczema and dermatitis.
Violet can also be used to stimulate circulation and aids fibrosis and rheumatism. Grieves reports anti-cancer and antitumor activity of the leaves. This may prove a very interesting and promising area of research.
Chemical Constituents: Glycosides (gaultherin, salicylic acid, methyl ester), mucilage, phenolics, coumarins, saponins (myrosin, violin), flavonoids (rutin, violarutin), odoratine, minerals (calcium, magnesium), tannins, volatile oils, alkaloid, vitamin C
Companion Oils: Clary Sage, hyacinth, lavender, benzoin, rose, immortelle, mimosa
Precautions: Generally considered to be nontoxic and a non-irritant with the possibility of sensitization in certain individuals.
Science and Research
Get your herbs and oils at a place you can trust!
Starwest Botanicals not only utilizes their own milling and packaging operations for all organic herbs and bulk spices, they also conduct quality control testing on each and every product in their own laboratory.
With attention like that, you can be sure you will receive only the highest-quality organic herbs, dried herbs, organic spices, therapeutic essential oils and all natural products when you place an order with Starwest Botanicals.Fill out the form below to sign up to our free natural health and healing newsletter and e-zine and stay up to date on our latest articles and informed about holistic healing therapies and effective home remedies for common ailments. As a thank you for joining our newsletter, we'll also send you The Healing Art of Aromatherapy mini-course – at absolutely no cost!