Wednesday, 28 April 2010


Sweet Violet has a strong fragrance, and has been used in the making of perfume as far back as Ancient Greece. Some say that you can only smell violet flowers once but this is a myth. however the fragrance is strangely short-lived due to the chemical, ionine, which makes up the violet’s scent, it has the ability to deaden the smell receptors that detect it.

In medieval Britain, Sweet Violet was used as a deodorant.

It has a long history of folk use, especially in the treatment of cancer and whooping cough. It also contains salicylic acid, which is used to make aspirin, and is therefore effective in the treatment of headaches, migraine and insomnia.

This is our Today's Flowers postfind out more here.


  1. Lovely photo. Such a delicate little flower.

  2. i never seen violet in real life..thanks for the photo :)

  3. Oh such a pretty and delicate bloom - some nteresting facts too - thank you Carol.


  4. Enjoyed your post very much, so interesting. Your photo was also beautiful. Thanks for sharing with Today's Flowers and have a great weekend.

  5. I like the info..lovely flower and blog!!


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