European Wild Pansy, Fer à Cheval, Field Pansy, Hearts Ease, Heartsease, Herbes Grasses, Johnny-Jump-Up, Ladies' Delight, Pansy, Pensee Sauvage, Pensée Sauvage, Persicaire Pied Rouge, Pied Rouge, Renouée Persicaire, Viola, Viola tricolor, Violae Tricoloris Herba, Wild Pansy.


Overview Information

Heart's ease is a plant. The parts that grow above the ground are used to make medicine.

Heart's ease is used for speeding up metabolism, soothing sore throat, reducing whooping cough symptoms, and treating constipation.

Some people apply heart's ease directly to the skin for dry skin and other skin conditions including dandruff, warts, acne, rash, eczema, and impetigo.

Store heart's ease in a well-sealed container and away from light.

How does it work?

Heart's ease might decrease swelling (inflammation) and might act like an antioxidant.


Uses & Effectiveness?

Insufficient Evidence for

More evidence is needed to rate the effectiveness of heart’s ease for these uses.

Side Effects

Side Effects & Safety

Heart's ease is POSSIBLY SAFE for most people when taken appropriately by mouth or applied to the skin.

Special Precautions & Warnings:

Pregnancy and breast-feeding: Not enough is known about the use of heart’s ease during pregnancy and breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.



We currently have no information for HEART'S EASE Interactions.



The appropriate dose of heart's ease depends on several factors such as the user's age, health, and several other conditions. At this time there is not enough scientific information to determine an appropriate range of doses for heart's ease. Keep in mind that natural products are not always necessarily safe and dosages can be important. Be sure to follow relevant directions on product labels and consult your pharmacist or physician or other healthcare professional before using.

View References


  • Franz, G. [Studies on the mucopolysaccharides of Tussilago farfara L., Symphytum officinalis L., Borago officinalis L. and Viola tricolor L]. Planta Med 1969;17(3):217-220. View abstract.
  • Gran, L., Sandberg, F., and Sletten, K. Oldenlandia affinis (R&S) DC. A plant containing uteroactive peptides used in African traditional medicine. J Ethnopharmacol. 2000;70(3):197-203. View abstract.
  • Rimkiene, S., Ragazinskiene, O., and Savickiene, N. The cumulation of Wild pansy (Viola tricolor L.) accessions: the possibility of species preservation and usage in medicine. Medicina (Kaunas.) 2003;39(4):411-416. View abstract.
  • Svangard, E., Goransson, U., Hocaoglu, Z., Gullbo, J., Larsson, R., Claeson, P., and Bohlin, L. Cytotoxic cyclotides from Viola tricolor. J.Nat.Prod. 2004;67(2):144-147. View abstract.
  • Witkowska-Banaszczak, E., Bylka, W., Matlawska, I., Goslinska, O., and Muszynski, Z. Antimicrobial activity of Viola tricolor herb. Fitoterapia 2005;76(5):458-461. View abstract.
  • Behmanesh Y, Abdollahi M. Hemolysis after consumption of Viola tricolor. WHO Drug Inf (Iran) 2002;16:15-16.

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