Herbal Remedies Using The
It is believed that the Marshmallow Plant
has been used to create herbal remedies since Ancient Egyptian
The plant itself takes its name from the Greek world
altho, which roughly translates as "to heal." The root
of the marshmallow plant is very rich in sugar, and herbalists
consider the plant to be very mucilaginous.
The mucilaginous nature of the plant is thought to make the
tissues soften. The leaves of the marshmallow plant are often
used as an expectorant. It is also known as a soothing tonic
for the urinary system.
The leaves and the root of the marshmallow plant are both
know as a vegetable. The marshmallow plant is actually just one
plant in a large family of mallow plants. All the plant members
of the mallow family are thought to contain more or less the
same healing properties.
Herbalists believe that the flowers of the marshmallow plant
are a natural expectorant. The leaves of the marshmallow plant
are believed to act as an expectorant, a demulcent or a
Meanwhile, the root of the marshmallow plant is also thought
of as an expectorant, a demulcent, a diuretic, and are thought
to heal wounds. Herbalists as moist often describe the
character of the marshmallow plant, slightly sweet, and cool.
The marshmallow plant is believed to contain many
The flowers contain flavonoids and mucilage, and the leaves
contain coumarin, salicylic acid, phenolic acid, as well as
mucilage and flavonoids. The root of the marshmallow plant also
contains mucilage, as well as asparagines, tannins, and
The flowers of the marshmallow plant are rarely made
available commercially, but they can be easily grown and
harvested in a home garden. The flowers that are harvested from
the marshmallow plant are sometimes used to be made into
expectorant syrups that are then used to treat coughs and
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If flowers from the marshmallow plant are not available,
flowers from the garden hollyhock plant can also be used as an
alternative. The flowers are usually harvested in the
The leaves of the marshmallow plant are also
harvested in late summer, and they can also be used to create
herbal remedies to help heal the urinary disorders and to heal
The most commonly treated conditions that are
treated with the leaves of the marshmallow plant are whooping
coughs, cystitis, and bronchitis.
The root of the marshmallow plant is
also used to make herbal remedies. The root is used to treat
many external problems, including burns, boils, wounds, and
skin ulcerations. The marshmallow root can also be taken
internally to treat several conditions. It can be taken to
treat problems such as gastritis, enteritis, esophagitis, and
Herbalists traditionally describe the
actions of Goldenseal as astringent, a
digestive and bile stimulant, a tonic, and a
Goldenseal has also been used to reduce
phlegm, to heal gastric mucous membranes, and
to raise blood pressure.
The marshmallow root can also be used to treat
conditions such as hiatus hernia, as well as for cystitis and
urinary inflammations. The marshmallow root can be harvested in
autumn and winter.
The marshmallow root can also be used create a
decoction that is used to treat inflammations such as cystitis
Herbalist recommends taking roughly 25 g of
root to one liter of water.