Marshmallow, called Althaea Officinalis in the botanical world, is a flowering herbaceous perenni...
Marshmallow, called Althaea Officinalis in the botanical world, is a flowering herbaceous perennial from the family Malvaceae, commonly known as the mallow or hibiscus family. Growing around marshy areas and wetlands in its native range, the marshmallow plant features oval or heart-shaped leaves and small pinkish flowers that appear on long stalks. The plant itself only grows up to 3 to 4 feet, on average. However, sometimes it can grow up to 6.5 feet tall. The leaves, flowers, and the root of marshmallow plant have been used for various medicinal purposes for thousands of years. The root, however, is more valued than the other parts for its medicinal properties.
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Benefits and Uses
Mouth and throat ulcers
Soothe the digestive system
Improve digestive health
Infections of the urinary tract
Various skin issues (used topically)
Dry and chapped skin
Heal small burns, wounds, and insect bites
Protection against free radical damage (antioxidant)
Marshmallow plant is considered a healer since ancient times. It was considered an excellent natural remedy for cough, sore throat, cold, and congestion. Marshmallow root was also considered great for a range of GI issues, particularly those related to or cause irritation.
Marshmallow root is known for its property to soothe mucous membranes. It also has anti-inflammatory properties. Together, these properties make marshmallow root a great natural remedy for many respiratory and GI issues. It’s also typically used for minor wounds and burns and skin issues that cause irritation, inflammation, and/or dryness.
Marshmallows, the widely popular confectionary item, were first made using the sweet substance extracted from the root of marshmallow tree. Hence, the name marshmallow. The sweet substance was first discovered by ancient Egyptians in 2000 B.C. The confection that they made from the marshmallow root extract was considered so valuable that it was only reserved for the gods and pharaohs. The confection made by ancient Egyptians was used for various medicinal purposes.
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