Did you know that the pretty Pansy, a flower which you find so often beautifying a number of well-kept gardens has been used for millenniums to treat skin conditions?
That is because this flower is a natural healing plant, which can be used to clear up skin infections like pimples, acne scars, whiteheads and blackheads, redness of skin and other skin ailments.
You can use fresh or dried Viola leaves as a poultice. Just select some leaves from your garden, wash them well, and crush them a little so that their antimicrobial effect can be put into use and then slap them on the affected area.
You can also use the Pansy leaf extract and powder, for application on this affected area.
Just bandage that area with a cotton bandage if the skin ailment is on your hands or legs.
If you want to get rid of pimples on your face, you can crush the juice of the leaves and dab it on that area.
Apart from pimples, the Pansy has been used effectively to cure eczema, or any other inflammatory condition of your skin.
The Pansy is a perennial herb, even though it is short-lived.
The leaves and the flowers consist of salicylic acid and anthocyanins , flavonoids , and glycosides.
These are all naturally healing compounds which not only have a soothing action on your skin, but are also good antitoxins.
The Pansy is called Johnny jump up or heartsease in America. Apart from treating skin ailments, it is also used to treat asthma, whooping cough and rheumatism. It is also an excellent diuretic and expectorant.
Pansies are an important part of traditional medicine in China and in India. Their powdered leaves are used in herbal teas to detoxify the body.
Acne is a skin ailment, which is caused due to the inflammation of the sebaceous glands. These glands are located in the shoulder, neck, chest, and back region of the body.
You are also going to find them on your face. Any sort of infection here is caused due to the clogging of these glands by dirt or sebum [oil.]
This oil, when mixed with other dead cells, is going to be infected with any bacteria present in the area. Thus, the skin gets infected and inflamed. It is also going to show up visibly on the skin surface in the form of pimples, whiteheads and blackheads.
These distressing symptoms of acne can be alleviated with wild Pansy treatment.
To make pansy tea pour boiling water to a glass with 2 tbl spoons of dried pansy herbs. Make an essence/infusion and filter it to remove soaked herbs. Drink before meal ,add some honey or lemon to suit taste.