Viola tricolor, wild pansy, has a history in folk medicine of helping respiratory problems such as bronchitis, asthma, and cold symptoms. Moreover wild pansy is a component of some prepared antitussives, cholagogues, anti-inflammatory, midly laxatives, dermatological medicines, tonics and anti-phlebitis remedies . It’s also employed in cystitis and as a diuretic  since it contains a high amount of saponins and mucilages . The multiple applications and biological properties of Viola tricolor are mainly provided by anthocyanins, flavonoids such as rutin, coumarins, tannins, carotenoids and salycilates content .
Young leaves and flower buds are eaten raw or cooked. There is also an increase interest of Viola tricolor edible flowers for the attractive colour in culinary as a garnish or ingredient in salads, soups, entrees, desserts, jams, jellies, candies and drinks . The flavour is delicate and perfumed.
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