Marshmallow’s Benefits – (Althaea officinalis)…
White Marshmallow is a beautiful plant with strong stem and 1.5 meters high. The leaves at a time can be folded as fan, and they are covered with soft hairs. The leaves can have from white to pink color with purple shades.
It grows in wet areas. The roots are harvested in the fall, while leaves and flowers in late spring.
What are the ingredients of Marshmallow?
It is rich in substances that are excellent cure against inflammation, soothe and protect the mucous membrane. Their amount varies depending on the time when it is harvested.
As decongestant in the inflammation of the bronchi – this herb contains ingredients that can calm the cough.
For stomach and intestinal diseases – has a calming effect on these organs.
Against skin irritation caused by insect bites – in this case the root of marshmallow has anti-inflammatory properties.
Natural remedies from Marshmallow plant
Sore throat: repeatedly rinse the throat with a solution of the leaf and root from marshmallow, slightly warmed before use.
Constipation and inflammation of the kidneys: prepare cold solution of one tablespoon of Marshmallow’s root and 250 milliliters of water and drink.
Insect bites – chop the root, put it in a bowl and add a little olive oil. Use it as a compress and keep it on the inflamed area for about 20 minutes.
When it is not recommended?
Sometimes white mallow can disrupt the gut and in those cases you should reduce the dose or stop the treatment.
How to use?
Leaves – in 250 milliliters of cold water put a full teaspoon (2grams) finely chopped leaves. Leave it for 1-2 hours, stirring occasionally and drain.
Root – in 250 milliliters of cold water put 1-4 teaspoons (3-10 grams) finely chopped root. Leave it for 30 minutes stirring frequently and drain.
Tea from the leaf and root – in 250 milliliters of cold water put 3 teaspoons (6 grams) finely chopped leaves and root. Leave it for 30 minutes, stir frequently and drain.
Tea from flowers – put a full spoon (about 5 grams) in 200 milliliters of boiling water and let it boil for another minute. Cover and leave it for 15 minutes, then drain.