Marshmallow (althea officinalis)

Common Name: 
Marshmallow
Functions and Usage: 
  • Demulcent
  • Diuretic
  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Ulcerations of mucous membranes due to cold , dry upper respiratory, gastrointestinal tissues and urinary tissues.
Dosage and Preparation Notes: 
  • Tea: Cold Infusion of leaves and flowers
  • Tea: Cold Infusion of dried root
  • Tincture: Fresh or Dried Root
  • Poutice of leave or roots
  • Food
Contraindications: 
The coating action of the plant could delay absorption of medications.
Notes: 

Due to the high content of polysaccharides, this plant imparts its medicinal qualities better in cold water when making teas.

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 Applications : think of

 Applications : think of ulcers, irritable bowel syndrome, sore throats