Facts & History
Violets have been known for centuries with the ancient Greeks cultivating them about 500 BC or earlier. Both the Greeks and the Romans used Violets for all sorts of things such as herbal remedies, wine [‘Vinum Violatum’], to sweeten food and for festivals.
Historically referred to by their more tender name, Love-in-idleness, they make numerous cameos in Shakespeare’s plays, Hamlet & Midsummer night’s dream
In Roman mythology, Cupid’s arrow or in Greek mythology Eros arrow, accidentally struck this little flower, turning the flower’s juice into an erotic love portion.
Common European name wildflower
Viola flower contains very high amounts of vitamin C, for strengthening immunity, and potassium, which supports heart and muscle function.
The leaves can be used as a natural pH test to indicate acidity