Viola odorata – Sweet Violet, one of those lovely plants that grows when you need it. Winter slows down our lymph system and violets can help clear it out. 5 or 6 flowers with stems removed, in a small cup of boiling water with a little raw honey, steeped for a few minutes, drink 3 times per day. After they've finished flowering, remember to remove those extra plants that have spread through the garden, to avoid violets taking over. Flowers and young leaves can be added to salads, or you can use flowers for edible garnishes. And their scent is gorgeous!
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