Heart's Ease herb (Violae tricoloris herba)

Published March 13, 1986.
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Stiefmütterchenkraut

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.

Uses

External:

Mild seborrheic skin diseases, milk scall in children. Contraindications None known.

Side Effects

None known.

Interactions with Other Drugs

None known.

Dosage

Unless otherwise prescribed:

1.5 g of drug per cup of water as tea, 3 times daily; equivalent preparations. Mode of Administration Chopped herb for teas and decoctions and for other galenical preparations for external use.