English name: Violet
( Viola odoraid )
The violet plant contains salicylic acid, mucilage, resin, sugar, a aromatic principle, a glucoside, and a alkaloid. It also is a rich source of vitamins A and C. The reputation of the violet plant as a means of relieving the pains from cancer. When Catherine Booth, the wife of yhe founder of the Salvation Army, was dying from cancer, a appeal was made for violet leaves, since they alone could ease the agonizing pain. The studies of Dr. Jonathan Hartwell of the Cancer Institute of the National Institutes of Health. In citing the violet. Dr. Hartwell said; The violet plant, as far back as 500 B.C.. was used made into a poultice form as a cure for surface cancer. It also was was used in the 18th century in England for the same purpose.
Fresh violet leaves are more potent but however, if you can not obtain the fresh ones, the dried ones may be used.
Prepare as a strong tea: 6 oz. of the leaves to 3 pints of boiling water. Cover tightly, remove from heat immediately, and allow the infusion to stand for 12 hours. Strain. Use as a gargle or mouth wash for inflammation, swelling, and ulceration of the mouth and throat and is reputed to relieve the pain of cancerous growths, especially in these areas.