Marshmallow is a wonderful demulcent herb which soothes and protects irritated and inflamed tissue, due to its high content of mucilage. It is used for digestive inflammation and irritation in cases of gastritis, peptic ulcers, and colitis. It can help clear mucus and toxins from the body, and can be used to soothe the urinary and respiratory system, in cases of cystitis, dry coughs, etc. Due to its emollient properties, marshmallow is one of the most effective herbs for moisturising and softening the skin. May also be smoked.
Contents: Marshmallow (Althaea officinalis) dried leaf
Preparation: 2 tsp/cup, steep 10 minutes, drink as needed. Externally use cooled tea. May also be smoked.
Other Names: Althaea officinalis
Grown in: Bulgaria/Hungary
Organic Status: Wildcrafted
Plant Parts: Leaves
Packaging: Home compostable, reusable zip lock pouch
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