These stemless perennials need no introduction as they tend to live by their common name of 'Johnny Jump-ups' and appear where you would least expect them.
Until, of course, one winter's day when they are not to be seen. The main reason we collect the seed is because occasionally Heartsease do not appear and a garden is much reduced by their absence.
As a medicine, Heartsease help clear catarrh, reduce inflammation and following their other common name, tone the blood vessels.
20 fresh seeds $3.95
Degree of difficulty in germination.....2/10 (1 is easy - 10 very difficult) Seasonal
Heart's Ease herb
Violae tricoloris herba
Published March 13, 1986
Name of Drug
Viola tricoloris herba, heart's ease herb, viola, Johnny Jump-up.
Composition of Drug
Viola herb consists of the dried, above-ground parts of Viola tricolor L., mainly of the subspecies V. vulgaris (Koch) Oborny and subspecies V. arvensis (Murray) Gaudin [Fam. Violaceae], harvested at flowering season, as well as their preparations in effective dosage.
The herb contains flavonoids.
Mild seborrheic skin diseases, milk scall in children.
Interactions with Other Drugs
Unless otherwise prescribed:
1.5 g of drug per cup of water as tea, 3 times daily;
Mode of Administration
Chopped herb for teas and decoctions and for other galenical preparations for external use.