English: Wood violet, English violet, Common violet, Florist’s violet
Hindi: Banafsaj, Banafshah
Malayalam: Vanaspa-വനസ്പ, Vayola
It is a perennial plant, growing up to 10 cm. tall, the leaves are dark green, heart-shaped, serrated edges, arranged in a rosette manner, the flowers are deep purple or sometimes blue, five petals, flowering is March – June. The roots are the useful part which is creeping in the soils.
Useful plant parts:
To treat cancer, whooping cough, sore throat, respiratory ailments, skin problems, digestive disorders, and insomnia.
Glycoside, Kaempferol, salicylic acid, Eugenol, Ferulic-acid, Quercetin, Scopoletin
Copy rights 2013-2023 Medicinal Plants India : All rights reserved.