"Moonlight drowns out all but the brightest stars."
Violet Blossoms ~ Viola odorata
While these flowers carpet the ground in spring, in such high numbers they prove themselves as a very delicate but effective spring tonic. The blossoms are known for their benefit to colds and coughs but for allergies as well. Violets are cooling and damp, which also helps soothe an over-heated system; an over-excited liver tends to be the main culprit of allergies, second to the immune system. Giving the liver a cooling, gentle bath of Violet flowers in the spring will help with allergies, “spring cleaning” or blood-purifying, and awaken the senses for the warm season to come, all in one. Once summer is in full-swing, preparations of Violets help open the pores to cool you off.
What are my plans for all these Violet blossoms? A very cooling, refreshing Violet Blossom Elixir, combined with Rhubarb and Wild Cherry Bark.
-Adrian White, Deer Nation Herbalist ~ Visit: http://www.deernationherbs.com
"In my field of paper flowers and candy clouds of lullaby." - Imaginary, Evanescence
Probably my favorite song by Evanescense. Was for a long time anyway. And I love violets!!