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Mancharian Violet
Viola mandshurica
Uses: Medicinal/Culinary Duration: Perennial (hardy in zones 6-10)
When to Sow: Spring/Late Summer/Early Fall Ease of Germination: Moderate
(Dong bei jin cai) Lovely native of China, Korea and Japan. Flowers in April and May are mostly purplish with dark veins. In traditional Korean medicine the flower extract is used to improve blood circulation and protect the liver. Studies show that the extract is a powerful anti-inflammatory for bronchitis, asthma, rheumatism, skin eruptions and eczema. It also promotes weight loss by suppressing fat synthesis. Used in cosmetics to lighten skin by blocking melanin production. Ht. 20cm/8".
S6649 Seeds $6.75/pkt
Currency: United States Dollar

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