Flower of the Month – February

The word Valentine is attached to the month February in a very strange but strong way that we were shocked to our very core when we found out that few of our fellows thought Rose is the flower of the month – February. Do not tell us, you thought the same? It is not! The flower of the month – February is Violet. It is both, violet and primrose but today we are only going to talk about violet because why not?

Violet

Meaning – Modesty.

  • In terms of color: Violet has considered being the color of spirituality and imagination.
  • In the language of Flowers: Violet represents everlasting true love, faith, and innocence.

 

Scent – It has a soft powdery and romantic scent. Therefore, violets are a famous ingredient in the making of feminine perfumes, often mixed with luxury fragrances like jasmine and lavender.

Growth

It is advised to plant violets during early spring though you can plant them anytime during spring and fall. Plant them in full sun in soil that is rich in organic matter, moist and well-drained. This is why this flower of the month – February, cannot be planted indoors. Water them thoroughly after planting and throughout the growing season. Other than that, you do not have to do anything as these babies tend to take care of each other.

If you are keen to plant them indoors you can go for other types of violets or you can choose African violets. They are not directly related to violets, but they look like one. They tend to do so much better indoors. They enjoy low light and they do not need much space so a small pot will work well.

If you do not want to Plant them then you can also order violets online by ordering them from online cakes and gift delivery services. They are pretty convenient as they offer same-day delivery, early morning, and midnight deliveries.

Benefits

The scientific name of violet is Viola Odorata. The common names of violet are sweet violet, garden violet, florist violet, wood violet, and English violet. Mostly the sweet violet is used as an herb and has multiple health benefits. It can also be used for garnishing salads. The health benefits of violet leaves are as below:

  • Purifies blood.
  • Reliefs cough.
  • Reduces fever.
  • Rich in vitamins.
  • Dissolves stones.
  • Aids hemorrhoids.
  • Used as a pain killer.
  • Reduces inflammation.
  • Cures digestive system.
  • Reduces blood pressure.
  • Used in cancer treatment.
  • Treats headache, migraine, and insomnia.
  • Aid chest problems occurred due to cold and flu.
  • Used in the treatment of breast and lung cancers, and asthma.
  • The extracted oil is used to add fragrance to perfumes, air, or breath fresheners.
  • The extracted oil of violet is used in aromatherapy to treat exhaustion and skin problems.

Kitchen Uses

  • Used to prepare tea.
  • Used as a garnishment.
  • Used to thicken soups.
  • Can be eaten raw or cooked.
  • Used as a natural pigmentation.
  • Used to enhance flours of sweets and baked items.

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