Heartsease is recommended by herbalists to treat cough, constipation, bronchitis, renal disorders, boils, eczema, herpes, urticaria, pimples, acne, or dermatoses. You can use the tea in springtime as a regimen to stop spring tiredness. This can help against rheumatism and gout, too. Heartsease tea is an herbal tea that has a positive effect on the kidneys by increasing the amount of urine, and eliminating more toxins.

Heartsease or wild pansy, Viola tricolor, is also sometimes called garden violet (which is a name also sometimes used for the sweet violet), johnny jumper and stepmother herb. It’s closely related to the sweet violet.

The characteristic shape of the heartsease is familiar in extensive hybridized forms sold as bedding plants in all the colors of the rainbow. They are popular with children, who like the fact that the flowers look like faces. Although usually grown as an annual, wild pansies are hardy perennials. As they only reach a height and spread of around 6 inches (15cm) they are ideal candidates for the front of borders and beds.

Heartsease does not like alkaline soil, and will not grow in full shade, but is otherwise happy in most places, so long as the soil is moist.


Preparation / Dosage

Put a teaspoon of heartsease into a 200ml cup of boiled water. Cover it and let it brew for 10 minutes. Strain and drink a cup three times per day.

Heartsease tea is an herbal tea that has a positive effect on the kidneys by increasing the amount of urine, and eliminating more toxins. Also, promotes bile secretion and sputum. Has a role in encouraging the elimination of toxic tumours of the body as sweat and role in stopping allergies and epilepsy.

Heartsease is recommended by herbalists to treat cough, constipation, bronchitis, renal disorders, boils, eczema, herpes, urticaria, pimples, acne, or dermatoses. You can use the tea in springtime as a regimen to stop spring tiredness. This can help against rheumatism and gout, too.

The tea used externally is very good for washing or bathing wounds and to act as a poultice where it is used as a mild treatment against many conditions because of its mildness is often used in conjunction with dermatological conditions in the very young. Heartsease helps against cough, problems of the urinary system, a sensible nervous system and a lot of skin problems.

The antitussive properties of the heartsease plant lend it to being used to treat respiratory conditions such as asthma and whooping cough. It also soothes inflammations and irritations in the mucus membranes of the throat and loosens and eliminates phlegm.

Heartsease has diuretic, laxative, sedative, and expectorant properties, and can be used as gargle and blood purifier to get rid of the noxious substances from the body. Making heartsease tea is quite easy. First, go out and find some of this lovely herb in the wild. They should be dry.

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