Violet supports the heart and the emotions that reside there. Violet is particularly balancing to feelings of melancholy, nostalgia, and longing for things past. Violet can also be used effectively to temper obsessive tendencies. The aroma of violet leaf can help us focus mentally, pay attention more easily, and see clearly to the core of confusing issues in our lives. The clarifying influence of violet leaf essential oil can help us realize our potential and overcome feelings of fear.
Inhaled, particularly using a cool mist humidifier, violet can relieve migraine headaches and clear blocked nasal passages. Violet leaf can be applied topically to relieve the pain associated with sprains, bruises, and arthritis. Violet leaf essential oil, applied with water rather than a carrier oil, can cleanse and close the pores of the skin and increase lymphatic drainage. Violet is considered a liver decongestant and circulatory stimulant. Violet oil should be applied to the chest or inhaled when there is a need to bring up phlegm (expectorate).