This pretty little heart-shaped flower is very abundant in the spring, splashing color across many lawns
and meadows. It has numerous medicinal
qualities when consumed; some include
easing pain as well as relieving respiratory disorders such as bronchitis,
colds and coughs. We chose to use the blossoms
found in our yard not for these purposes, but to make sweet tasting syrup.
An array of recipes can be found online. I even found one that calls for honey rather than sugar for those who'd like to make a healthier syrup.
- 4 c Violets; freshly picked -unsprayed
- 2 c Boiling water
- 6 c Sugar
- 1 Lemon (juice of)
- 2 c Water