Blue violet, also known as Viola sororia, leaves, flowers, and roots are used in a variety of cosmetic (soaps, lotions, cleansers), culinary (soups, salads, stews, sauces), aromatic (sachets, potpourri, bath bags), and industrial (perfume) applications.
Blue violet is said to have the following beneficial properties:
- adds fresh taste to salads and other foods
- thickens stews and sauces
- combats a variety of health conditions
- cough syrups
- blood detoxifier
- salicylic acid can be extracted
No known health risks for humans in regards to the regular consumption and/or topical application of blue violet.