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Sweet Violet ( Gul-e-Banafsha )

also known as
Wood Violet, English Violet
گل بنفشہ
Scientific Name: Viola Odorata

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Sweet Violet/Gul Banafsha (گل بنفشہ) is also known as Wood Violet, English Violet and Viola Odorata. They are edible flowers that can be used in a variety of medicinal and culinary ways, includes sweet violet syrup and infusion recipes.It is also used inperfumes, dyes and cosmetics.

Ingredient Name :

Viola odorata Linn.

Arabic Name : Banafsaj

Bengali Name : Banopa, Baga Banusa

Chinese Name : Zi hua di ding

English Name : Sweet Violet, Sweet-Scented Violet, Garden Violet, Heartease

French Name : Violette Douce

German Name : Duftveilchen, Heckenveilchen, M�rzveilchen, Osterchen, Veilchen

Gujarati Name : Bahapa, Bahaphsa

Hindi Name : Banaphsha

Kashmiri Name : Banafsha

Latin name : Viola odorata Linn.

Marathi Name : Bugabanosa

Persian Name : Banafsha

Punjabi Name : Banafsha

Sanskrit Name : Neelapushpa

Urdu Name : Berge Banafsha (Leaf), Gul Banafsha (Flower)

Recommended Dosage:

Leaves : 3 to 5 g powder; Flowers : 10 to 25 g powder.


Large amounts of leaves (many times the recommended dosage) may cause nausea and vomiting because of the irritant effects of saponins on the digestive system.

The health benefits of Sweet Violet includes,

  1. Sweet violet is used for treating nervous strain, hysteria, physical and mental exhaustion, depression, and irritability.
  2. Its use will moderate anger, strengthen and comfort the heart.
  3. It is very useful for digestive tract complaints such as abdominal pain, swelling (inflammation) of the stomach and intestines and the tissues that line them, digestion problems caused by improper diet, gas, heartburn, gallbladder disorders, and loss of appetite.
  4. It can also use for respiratory tract conditions, particularly to treat dry or sore throat, stuffy nose, coughs, hoarseness, and bronchitis. It has chemicals that help break up chest congestion by thinning mucous and making it easier to cough up.
  5. Other benefits include treating pain in the minor joints, fever, skin diseases,Urinary problems, headache and trouble sleeping (insomnia).
  6. Sweet violet can applied directly to the skin for skin disorders and as a skin cleanser.

Special Precautions & Warning:

  1. Sweet violet is safe for most people when taken by mouth in recommended doses. No side effects have been reported.
  2. To stay on safe side the use of sweet violet during pregnancy and breast-feeding should be avoided.

Useful in Following diseases:

  • Asthma
  • Biliousness
  • Blood Impurities
  • Bronchitis
  • Catarrh
  • Common Cold
  • Cough
  • Dysuria
  • Epilepsy
  • Fevers
  • Flu
  • Headache
  • Insomnia
  • Jaundice
  • Laryngitis
  • Liver Dysfunction
  • Migraine
  • Phlegmatic
  • Cough
  • Pleurisy
  • Psoriasis
  • Sinusitis
  • Sore Throat
  • Tuberculosis
  • Ulcers
  • Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)
  • Varicose Veins
  • Whooping Cough


The information is for educational purposes only. This information has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.
This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
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    Grounded (کٹا ہوا), Powder (پیساھوا ), Whole (ثآبت )

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