Information on Heartsease Pansy

Latin NameViola tricolor
Other NamesJohnny Jump-up
Part UsedLeaf, Flowers
Herb FormsTincture, bulk herb.
AffectsUrinary system, Integumentary system, Respiratory system
CautionsNone noted.
Botanical InfoAn annual or perennial herbaceous plant from the Violet family with deeply-lobed ovate leaves and variously colored flowers, including yellow, purple, and violet-blue.
DescriptionHeartsease pansy and its preparations, given internally and applied externally, are considered effective for eczema by herbalists when used long-term. It can also be given safely or used as a wash for babies for cradle cap or eczema. Heartsease is sometimes added to baths for skin rashes. It is also recommended by herbalists for anxiety, nervousness, and hypertension.
It was used traditionally for arthritis and rheumatism.

Heartsease Pansy has a taste of ACRID, BITTER, SWEET and a temperature of COOL.

Dosages

TypeDosage
Infusion1 cup 2-3 x daily
Tincture1-2 droppersful tincture 2-3 x daily

Ailments Treated by Heartsease Pansy

AilmentTreatment SupportApplication
Eczemaanti-inflammatorytincture
Cradle capanti-inflammatorytincture, tea

References

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