Marshmallow Herbal Remedies
Marshmallow root is a mucilaginous herb with a cooling and soothing nature used for ulcers, colitis, gastritis, and urinary inflammation or cystitis. The root has shown a mild immune-activating effect in laboratory tests, and it is taken for dry coughs and lung inflammation or dryness. Its anti-inflammatory properties also make marshmallow useful as a mouthwash. Marshmallow root is often added to other warmer and more active herbs to moderate their harshness, especially for urinary tract and upper respiratory tract infections. Marshmallow has a taste of SWEET, BITTER and a temperature of COOL.
Marshmallow Proper Dose
|Marshmallow Infusion||1-2 cups 2-3 x daily|
|Marshmallow Powder||2 capsules 2-3 x daily|
|Marshmallow Tincture||2-4 droppersful 2-3 x daily|
Marshmallow Reference Information
|Latin Name||Althea officinalis|
|Herb Forms||Tincture, capsule, bulk herb.|
|Affects||Digestive system, Respiratory system, Urinary system|
|Botanical Info||A stout downy perennial in the mallow family with ovate, toothed leaves and pale pink five-petalled flowers.|
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