Viola canescens is a small, nearly prostrate, herbaceous perennial plant, forming a small clump of growth and spreadingmby means of long, leafy runners..
The plant is harvested from the wild for local use as a food and a medicine.
E. Asia - Himalayas from northeast Pakistan to northeast India
Dry, exposed positions in the hills; at elevations from 1,500 - 2,400 metres[
The flowers and whole plants are antitussive. They are used in the treatment of coughs, colds and asthma[