Long associated with Aphrodite, they are a symbol of love and fertility and have a light, youthful, and joyous energy. The sweetly scented flower was used by the ancient Greeks to make perfume, where it was so beloved it became the symbol of Athens. The Romans used it to make wine and ancient Celts blended the flowers with goat’s milk to produce cosmetics, whilst mediaeval French troubadours used it to represent constancy in their tales of courtly love.
The flower obviously holds notoriety for its uses in perfumes and flavouring, but is not only its scent that makes this plant noteworthy because it has a rich history in western herbalism. The leaves and flowers have traditionally been used for respiratory ailments with congestion and coughing, such as bronchitis.
Violet contains salicylic acid, which is similar to the pain-relieving component in aspirin, and both the leaves and flower are used to ease headaches. It can help support restful sleep and is a nice addition to a gentle sleep blend. Violet is moist and cooling and the leaves ease inflammation, and when used externally, soothe skin irritations and swelling. It has an affinity for the lymphatic system and can promote healthy lymphatic function.
Magickally speaking, this herb assists with prophetic dreams and visions, stimulates creativity, and promotes peace & tranquility. A herb/ plant associated with love and rebirth. Use on a new moon with intentions set to make changes within yourself during the moon phase that follows is a nice spell.
Magick: Healing, Peace, Protection, Love, Luck, Lust, Resurrection, Wishes
Deities: Aphrodite, Venus, Priapus
Comes in a baggie weighing approximately 14g (1/2oz).