Marshmallow (althea officinalis)

Common Name: 
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
The coating action of the plant could delay absorption of medications.

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