Marshmallow Leaf, Wildcrafted Althea officinalis

$6.00

Marshmallow   (   Althea officinalis  ) is wildcrafted in Bulgaria

 

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Mallow, Cheeses, Guimauve, Mallards, Mauls, Mortification Root, Schloss Tea, Sweet Weed, Wymote, Althaea officinalis, Althaea root.

 

Cautions please be aware that herbs, although natural can interact with certain medications, and that they may be ill advised to use under certain health conditions.  Please consult a qualified health practitioner for cautions pertinent to you.

 

No therapeutic claim is made or intended for this product.  Information is for educational purposes only. 

 

Please Note The combined weight of each individual herb powder will be packed in one bag unless you specify otherwise.  Ie if you order 2x50g, it will be packed as 1 x 100g 

 

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Further interesting reading...

 

Actions: Demulcent, emmolient, diuretic, anti-inflammatory, expectorant

 

Marshmallow root is commonly used for inflammation and irritation of the alimentary canal, as well as inflammation of the urinary and respiratory organs. The additional medicinal properties and qualities it is hailed for include being a demulcent, emmolient, diuretic, expectorant and mucilagionous. 
Its abundance of mucilage makes Marshmallow an excellent demulcent that is indicated wherever such an action is called for. The roots have been used more for the digestive system whilst the leaves are used more for the urinary system and lungs. All inflammatory conditions of the G-I tract will benefit from its use, e.g. inflammations of the mouth, gastritispeptic ulcerationcolitis etc.. The leaves help in cystitisurethritis and urinary gravel as well as bronchitisrespiratory catarrh,irritating coughs.Externally the herb is often used in drawing ointments forabscesses and boils or as an emollient for varicose veins and ulcers.

 

Priest & Priest tell us that it is a "soothing demulcent indicated for inflamed and irritated states of mucous membranes. Particularly suitable for the elderly with chronic inflammatory conditions effecting the gastro-intestinal system or genito-urinary tract" They give the following specific indications: acute respiratory diseasegastro-enteritispeptic ulcercystitisurethritis, inflammation of mouth & throat, inflamed hemorrhoidsinflamed woundsburns & scaldsbedsoresabscessesboils,ulcers.