Violet (Viola odorata), is used internally as a blood cleanser and lymphatic stimulant. It is taken as a tea or syrup. Violet can also be used as a tonic for chronically swollen lymph nodes. As with many other herbs with an action on the lymphatic system, it has a long tradition of use in the treatment of cancer. It is cooling, soothing and anti-inflammatory.
From Chestnut School of Herbal Medicine https://chestnutherbs.com/violets-edible-and-medicinal-uses/
For culinary use there are so many delightful ways to use violet syrup!
Drizzle over pancakes, waffles and French toast
Serve with yogurt
Serve over a scoop of vanilla ice-cream
Add to cocktails, cordials and lemonade for lovely color, flavor, and health benefits. Adding a few drops of lemon juice to your drink will change the colour from blue to violet.
Stir into your favorite herbal tea
Combine with sparkling water