Marshmallow Herb - Benefits And Side Effects
Botanical name: : Althaea officinalis
Actions: Absorbent, anticomplementary, antiinflammation, demulcent, diuretic, emollient, immune stirimlant and hypoglycemic, laxative, mucilage, nutritive, protective, vulnerary.
Parts used :Root (greater potency), leaves and flowers.
The marshmallow plant thrives in wet areas and grows primarily in marshes. Originally from Europe, it now grows in the United States as well. The root and leaves are used medicinally. Its fleshy, erect stems reach a height of three to four feet. The stems give off simple branches or, at most, a few sideways branches. The pale yellow roots are tapered, long, and thick, with a tough yet flexible exterior. The short-stemmed leaves are round, with irregularly toothed margins and three to five lobes. A soft and velvety down covers the leaves and stem. The flowers have five reddish-white petals. The whole plant, especially the root, is filled with mild mucilage.
Medical uses and benefits of Marshmallow
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