Heartsease (Viola tricolor) - not only a colorful decoration of our balconies and gardens

Heartsease (Viola tricolor) - not only a colorful decoration of our balconies and gardens
Heartsease - Wild Pansy (Viola tricolor)

Heartsease, also known as a Wild Pansy, is often grown in home gardens and on balconies. It is characterized by a wide range of colors and a beautiful fragrance, but not only ... It is worth knowing that it also has many valuable properties.

Its effects are related to the huge amount of active compounds present in this plant. Among them, you can find flavonoids (rutin, violantin and quercetin), antioxidants such as vitamin C, tannins, carotenoids, saponins, organic acids, large amounts of mucus, salicylic acid and many others.

Due to its cleansing, detoxifying and metabolism-enhancing properties, Heartsease is a perfect herb for skin problems. Used both internally as an infusion and externally to wash the skin, it can help in the fight against chronic skin disorders.

Heartsease has a diuretic effect and may helps to cleanse the urinary tract. It can be very helpful in the treatment of chronic bladder disorders.

Compounds contained in pansy (mainly flavonoids and vitamin C) may have a positive effect on the condition of blood vessels, improve their elasticity and have an antioxidant effect. It is recommended to drink the infusion of pansy with bursting blood vessels, spider veins and dilated veins.

Heartsease is perfect for eye and eyelid ailments. It can help with swelling of the eyelids, dark circles under the eyes, fatigue or eye irritation. Heartsease infusion can be used to wash the eyes in case of the conjunctiva problems.

Thanks to the content of saponins, Heartsease may have an expectorant effect and dilute the secretion in the respiratory tract. For this reason, it can be used as a mild expectorant in upper respiratory tract disorders.