FIELD PANSY (VIOLA ARVENSIS)
ABOUT FIELD PANSY (VIOLA ARVENSIS)
This flowering plant is often called heartsease or heart’s eyes. Perhaps it got such names, because it blooms and fruiting two or even three times over the summer, and always “looks” in our eyes. Field pansy has white-yellow flowers. Do not confuse it with Viola tricolor. These two plants belong to one family, but they slightly differ in their chemical composition. Usually, you can find mix of Viola Arvensis and Viola tricolor in drugstores.
HOW TO USE FIELD PANSY
Field pansy contains many saponins, flavonoids, glycosides, essential oils, mucus, carotene, salicylates, alkaloids, carotenoids, vitamins C, E, F, and other substances.
Field pansy improves metabolism. But its excessive concentration in tea can cause nausea. Using the properties of this plant skillfully, we can get a great remedy for weight loss. But overdose of the herbs extracts may cause itchy skin. Field pansy has such healing properties as an expectorant, anti-inflammatory, anti-rheumatic, tonic, diuretic, diaphoretic, blood-purifying, antibacterial. The herb also helps to promote uterine contractions in the postpartum period, and normalizes metabolism. Field pansy infusion is effectively used for chronic skin diseases (eczema, psoriasis and dermatitis).
TINCTURES, REMEDIES and RECIPES from FIELD PANSY
FIELD PANSY INFUSION
Pour 2 tbsp. of dried plant with a glass of boiling water, keep warm for two hours. Take 1 tbsp. 3-4 times a day before meals.
FIELD PANSY ROOT DECOCTION
Pour 10 g of root with 300 ml of water, boil down to 1/3. Drink 15 ml 5-6 times a day, as a laxative, or 45 ml and more to get an emetic effect.