Blue Violet Leaf Wild Crafted Cut & Sifted

Blue Violet Leaf Wild Crafted Cut & Sifted

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While fresh blue violet flowers and leaves are added fresh to salads and other foods, the dried leaf lends a fresh, mildly sweet taste to tea blends.

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a.
quick look

information at a glance
approximate cups to one pound4
origineastern europe
active compoundsglycoside of salicylic acid, contains eugenol, ferulic-acid, kaempferol, quercetin, scopoletin, also contains the alkaloid violine, and a glucoside, viola-quercitrin.
plant part usedleaf, flower, root
processingcut & sifted
sustainabilitywild crafted

b.
buying & keeping

general guidelines and tips
storage tipsStore in an airtight container in a cool, dark place.
appearance & aromaLeafy and dull green with a fresh scent.

c.
uses

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cosmeticBlue violet herb is used in perfumes and cosmetics, including soaps, lotions and washes for skin and hair.
culinarySprinkle lightly over soups and into salads. Also use to thicken stews and sauces.
aromaticUse in sachets, herbal bath bags and in potpourri mixtures.
industrialVarious species of Viola are used in the perfume industry.

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d.
flavor profile

cut & sifted
blue violet leaf

Fresh taste that blends well with mint, chamomile and vanilla.

e.
recipes

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blue violet leaf recipes to try

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f.
what else you should know

cut & sifted
blue violet leaf

For such a tiny plant, the blue violet is considerably hardy. In fact, it’s an evergreen groundcover that is capable of spreading quickly because, like many other members of the mint family, it grows on underground runners.

While the herb, which consists of the dried flowers, leaf and root, adds a fresh taste to salads and other foods, it also exudes mucilage that helps to thicken sauces and stews.

Historically, violet has been used to combat many conditions over the centuries, ranging from hysteria to bed-wetting. The flowers and leaf are still commonly made into a simple syrup that serves as a base for homemade cough syrups — not to mention a tasty treat over pancakes or ice cream.

Blue violet herb can also be tinctured. The plant contains several active constituents, including an aspirin-like compound called salicylic acid and a glucoside known as Viola-quercitin that can be extracted in alcohol. In addition, the mucilage content in the leaf makes the herb suitable to use in poultices and compresses.


Background: The Ancient Greeks considered the Violet a symbol of fertility and love and put it in love potions the aroma is very relaxing. Carrying the flowers brings a change in luck, and mixed with lavender makes a powerful love sachet.

Description: Viola odorata is indigenous to Europe and Northern Asia. The plant with an oblique rhizome produces long filiform runners. The leaves are reniform or heart-shaped, obtuse and crenate. The flowers are dark blue with a sweet agreeable fragrance. The degree to which they retain their color depends upon how they are collected and dried.

Safety: There are no known human health risks associated with typical consumption or topical uses of blue violet.


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