I used the recipe here...and the final result was a cup of this delicious syrup....and it is good...I had some in my peppermint tea...
Though initially it was done to serve as a treat during the summer, this is also quite a healer...
The leaves & flowers are used for colds, sore throats, lung inflammation, chest congestion.
The syrup can be used for coughs & colds & also has anti-septic, anti-inflamotory laxative & expectorant properties.
The flowers have sedative properties and can treat headaches insomnia, dizziness & exhaustion...
Recently it has been proven to be Anti HIV as well as a Cancer fighter because of it's blood cleasnsing properties....very good news!!
Empress Josephine planted many on her French garden and it was said her wedding dress was embroidered with violets...
Napoleon died wearing a locket of violets from Josephine's grave.
I got my plants from my in-laws and it started with a couple of plants...a few years later & they are everywhere.....each year I transplant the little flower somewhere new then it spreads.....It is nice to walk along & spot a color of blue-purple in the landscape..
A violet by a mossy stone
Half-hidden from the eye!-
Fair as a star, when only one
Is shining in the sky.