Viola odorata is known as Banafsa in Sanskrit. It is a popular medicinal plant of Unani System of medicine and was not used in Ayurveda earlier. Now a day, it is added to Ayurvedic cough syrups and other medicines.
Banafsha is considered bitter, sweet and pungent in taste (Rasa), pungent after digestion (Vipaka). Bnfsa , bnfsha Bnshfa