It is an exotic herb, which is rich in mucilage, a kind of sticky gel or juice that is very soothing and calming; this can be experienced by drinking it as a herbal tea, some people also smoke it for a relaxing and mild sedative effect for helping to calm the mind, or for assisting to get to sleep.
Marshmallow leaves yield very little effect on the body when ingested and heals inflammation in the digestive system, from mouth and stomach ulcers to enteritis and colitis. As soft as Marshmallow describes its action as well as its texture.
Marshmallow produces a “calming sensation”.
On the skin it can be used for abscesses, boils, ulcers and varicose veins.
In foods, marshmallow leaf and root are used as a flavoring agent.
Many of our customers use marshmallow in combination with Damiana, Passion Flower, Wormwood, and Mugwort for better calming results, as they enhance its calming, relaxing and soothing effects.
Marshmallow is very gentle and pleasant to taste making it a useful remedy for children. It makes a wonderful sweet tasting cough syrup.
It helps with irritable conditions of the urinary tract, such as cystitis and urethritis.
Botanical Name: Althaea officinalis
Actions: A known expectorant. It softens and soothes inflammation. It relaxes and calms the body and mind. It is also known to encourage urine flow.
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