Eating Violets for bad breath (and vitamins and minerals, of course)
Check it out. That's a violet. You probably have seen them everywhere. Take a close look at this picture and then double check the purple things on the ground outside. Obviously in this photo you can see clovers too. You know those for sure. But what about these low growing gems, hidden in the grass?
See how these leaves curl a little bit? That's when they are the most delicious. Eat them. Yup, you heard me. Go ahead and pluck them from the earth and then put them in your mouth. You can even leave the bugs and dirt there for added protein and to help cleanse your colon. Mother nature helped us evolve with our surroundings; our bodies and plants go well together.
A lot of people over-think what they eat when there really is no need to. There is so much food for us outside! You can eat Maple leaves when they are young. They are tender and feeeeel soooooo goood. There is something in my brain that clicks whenever I eat REAL food and I feel whole again.
Violets are good for you. They are high in vitamin A and C. These tasty beauties are anti-inflammatory, anti-fungal, antiseptic, great for acne, headache, colds, fever, bronchitis, scurvy, sore throat, ulcers, UTI's, heartbreak and for bad breath!
Violets can be eaten raw in salads or candied. The leaves can be made into a tea but can also be eaten raw. The yellow flowers can have a mild laxative effect so don't go bananas on those. Moderation is the key, right?
Stroll around your yard and take another look at this gorgeous little flower.