Wild Pansy


💊 Chemical information


In Eur..

Ph. Eur. 6.2

(Wild Pansy (Flowering Aerial Parts); Viola Herba cum Flore). The dried flowering aerial parts of Viola arvensis and/or V. tricolor. It contains a minimum of 1.5% of flavonoids, expressed as violanthin (C 27 H 30 O 14 = 578.5), calculated with reference to the dried drug. Protect from light.

💊 Profile

Wild pansy, Viola tricolor or V. arvensis (Violaceae) is used in herbal medicine in topical preparations for minor skin disorders, in particular for seborrhoeic skin diseases. Wild pansy is also included in oral preparations for gastrointestinal and respiratorytract disorders.


Wild Pansy has been used in homoeopathic medicines under the following names: Viola tricolor.

Adverse effects.

Haemolysis was reported in a 9-month-old infant with G6PD deficiency given an extract of wild pansy orally.1
1. Behmanesh Y, Abdollahi M. Haemolysis after consumption of Viola tricolor. WHO Drug Inf 2002; 16: 15–16.

💊 Preparations

Proprietary Preparations

Multi-ingredient: Austral.: Bioglan Bioage Peripheral; Cz.: Antirevmaticky Caj; Bronchialtee N†; Fr.: Depuratif Parnel; Evacrine; Fitacnol†; Ital.: Neoderma 47; Switz.: Antidry; Viola; UK: Gerard House Skin.
Published May 08, 2019.