Violet cough syrup
Apply a cloth soaked in violet leaf and/or flower tea to the back of the neck to treat headaches.
The flowers are eaten as a breath freshener.
How to Make Violet cough syrup
- Remove the little white part at the base of the petals. Then steep the petals in hot water overnight. The next day, filter this infusion and melt the sugar into it, slowly, until you get a syrupy consistency.
Bottle or if making for later use you can put in jelly jars and boiling water bath 20 minutes to seal for shelf life. Makes a great addition to a sick basket.
- Use: Take 4 tablespoons a day for light coughs and sore throats.