Did you know your pretty little wild violets are editable? (Viola)
It's true! In fact, violets contain more vitamin C by weight than oranges. They are also rich in vitamin A as well as containing other vitamins and minerals.
You can toss both flowers and leaves, to impart a sweet flavor into salads! You can use the flowers to decorate a cake! You can make violet jelly, violet tea, violet syrup, and candid flowers!
I enjoy dropping some flowers in an ice-cube tray when making ice ! It makes that ice water or lemon-aid look so special!
Violets and medicinal Uses
Violets are said to stimulate your lymphatic glands, helping your body to eliminate toxins. They are also known to stimulate the immune system and reduce inflammation. Violet tea may help ease sinus infections, colds, and other respiratory issues. The native Americans used them in a poultice and salves.
Recipes for Using Your Violets
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