Pansies flowers are part of the Violaceea family and are a wild flower of European origins. It was introduced in North America, where is spread to vast territories, in meadows and deserted spaces, particular in acid or neutral terrain.
It usually grows in partially dark places and blooms from April to September. The flowers can be purple, blue, yellow or white.
They are hermaphrodite and fertile, pollinized by bees. The plant can be annual or perennial. Its maximum height can be 25cm. The leaves are elliptical in shape. The petals are large, round and colorful.
Due to its medicinal properties it has been grown intently since the 16th century. The petals are used for infusions.
The plant contains: pentacyclic triterpenoid saponins, volatile oils, an alkaloid (violin), flavonosids (viola- cvercetinozidă same rutoside), anthocyanosides, a heterosides of methyl salicylate, salicylic compounds, mucilage, vitamins A, C, beta-carotene and tannins.
Actions: healing, epithelisant, antimicrobial, anti-allergic, anti-inflammatory.
How to use:
– arthritic pain: applied as compressions.
– infectious and allergic wounds: applied as compressions or douches.
Ingredients/100ml: demineralized water, propylene glycol, the aerial part of the pansy – 14 g, sodium benzoate, potassium sorbate.