The property that makes a substance or compound antimicrobial when applied to living tissue/skin to reduce the possibility of infection, sepsis (life-threatening illness caused by your body’s response to an infection), or putrefaction (the process of decay or rotting in a body or other organic matter).
This aromatic evergreen shrub is currently being researched for its potential benefits to alleviate complications caused by obesity and diabetes, inflammation-associated conditions, and neurological deficits.
These small shade-loving plants cover our forest floors in spring and autumn. One of the first flowers of the season, violets have a lot to offer pollinators. As a medicinal herb used for thousands of years, they have a lot to offer us too.