Marshmallow Root : Althaea Officinalis




Marshmallow has been used for millennia as an edible food and for its soothing properties. Helpful for irritation of the oral, canker sores, tonsils.  Supportive of the gastrointestinal tract, colitis, constipation, and Crohns. Helpful for dry cough and hoarseness. Beneficial for urinary tract infections. Helps to lubricate passages to assist in birth. Apply topically for varicose ulcers, wounds, burns


Known throughout the ancient Egyptian, Arab, Greek, and Roman cultures, this herb has been used continually for at least 2000 years. In traditional folk practices it was given to soothe and moisten mucous membranes of the respiratory, digestive, and urinary tracts, and also as an external poultice. This plant has been used in beverages, desserts, candies, cosmetic creams, and was the "root" of the original marshmallow confectionery.


Qualities: Cool, Moist & Sweet


The absorption of other medications taken with marshmallow root may be retarded. Simultaneous ingestion should be avoided. Should be taken with at least 250mL (8 oz) of liquid. Orally administered drugs should be taken 1 hour before use or several hours after, as marshmallow may slow the absorption. We recommend that you consult with a qualified healthcare practitioner before using herbal products, particularly if you are pregnant, nursing, or on any medications.



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