Heartsease pansy and its preparations, given internally and applied externally, are considered effective for eczema by herbalists when used long term. It can also be given safely to babies or used as a wash for cradle cap or eczema. Heartsease is sometimes added to baths for skin rashes. It is also recommended by herbalists for anxiety, nervousness, and hypertension. It was used traditionally for arthritis and rheumatism.