The Sweet violet is an ancient herb of the Romans and Greeks. It is used traditionally to treat and prevent cancer of the breast, lungs, skin, throat and tongue.
It is especially effective for dry and inflammatory conditions – eczema (long term), acne, tonsilitis,bronchitis, dry cough, fever (prevent convulsion), ulcers, sore throat, boils, swollen glands and headaches.
Emotionally, violet calms the heart (anger?) and reduces excessive thinking and unwanted thoughts.
It has an affinity to the lymphatic system, thus an indication in poor immunity, cancer (St Hildegard medicine), swollen glands, skin problem and respiratory disorders.
For this reason, I added violet to my blood purifying tea blend Phytocel (see http://www.slnaturopath.com) as a daily beverage to promote good lymphatic health.
It has been estimated that more than 1 in 3 people may develop cancer at some point in their lifetime (quite frightening!!). And it takes 20 years to develop cancer before we can detect it via screening. 95% of cancer cases can be prevented by lifestyle and a healthy environment (refer to my book From Leaf to Life on what is exactly a healthy environment).
I believe we should take a proactive approach in this matter and change to a healing lifestyle as soon as possible. My book From Leaf to Life detailed such a lifestyle.