Sweet violet
Sweet violet

Background

Sweet violet is an herb. The root and parts that grow above the ground are used to make medicine.

Sweet violet is used for stress, fatigue, insomnia, symptoms of menopause, depression, common cold, influenza, and many other conditions, but there is no good scientific evidence to support these uses.
When taken by mouth: Sweet violet is LIKELY SAFE in the amounts found in foods.

When used as nose drops: Sweet violet is POSSIBLY SAFE for most people when given as nose drops for up to 30 days.

When applied to the skin: Sweet violet oil is POSSIBLY SAFE when applied to the skin as a single dose.

Special Precautions & Warnings:

Pregnancy and breast-feeding: There isn't enough reliable information to know if sweet violet is safe to use when pregnant or breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.

Children: Sweet violet is POSSIBLY SAFE in children 2-12 years old when taken by mouth in recommended doses. It is also POSSIBLY SAFE when applied topically to the skin as a single dose.

Effectiveness

There is interest in using sweet violet for a number of purposes, but there isn't enough reliable information to say whether it might be helpful.
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Dosing & administration

The appropriate dose of sweet violet depends on several factors such as the user's age, health, and several other conditions. At this time there is not enough scientific information to determine an appropriate range of doses for sweet violet. Keep in mind that natural products are not always necessarily safe and dosages can be important. Be sure to follow relevant directions on product labels and consult your pharmacist or physician or other healthcare professional before using.

Interactions with pharmaceuticals

It is not known if Sweet Violet interacts with any medicines. Before taking Sweet Violet, talk with your healthcare professional if you take any medications.

Interactions with herbs & supplements

There are no known interactions with herbs and supplements.

Interactions with foods

There are no known interactions with foods.

Action

Sweet violet has chemicals that help break up chest congestion by thinning mucous and making it easier to cough up.
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