Viola odorata:
Used as a tea it is an excellent herb to give for fevers.[has an explicit cooling effect and cause light sweating]
It is useful for bronchitis and chronic nasopharyngeal catarrh.
It has been used as a mild analgesic to relieve cancer pains.[lung cancer,gastrointestinal cancers, breast cancer [as compresses ]
It may even prevent metastases and is given after operations for this purpose.
A case of a throat tumor [epithelioma of the tonsil] has been described to be healed by drinking the tea and using compresses !!
The famous medieval Italian medical school of Salerno declared about viola odorata: “to dispel drunkenness and repel migraine……form heavy head it takes the pain, and from feverish cold delivers the brain”.
Can anything be better?
I have used viola in the beginning of my practise much more and I tend to start using it again.