The best use of plants and herbal teas for external use Aside from inhalation, the following herbal preparations are highly useful for topical care of local injuries, bruises and infections. Inhaling medicinal plants : Inhalation is very beneficial in cases of lung disease. This preparation is intended to enter the lower respiratory tract; the pulmonary alveoli are very favorable to absorption and very richly irrigated, but the organism fights against the presence of exogenous substances thanks to the mucus and the bronchial cilia. To have a good activity of the active ingredients and to reduce the side effects, it is necessary to respect this defense system. Here’s how to do it...See article
Marshmallow Root cut HERBORISTERIE
Dry cough, constipation, sore throat, inflammation of the mouth
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Marshmallow Root cut HERBORISTERIE
Latin Name: Althaea officinalis L.
Other names: Althea white Purple
Althaia Althaea comes from the Greek, "healing", because of its medicinal properties.
Marshmallow is emollient, internal use is indicated during enteritis and constipation, whereas it treats external tonsillitis, gingivitis, dental abscesses, boils, abscesses, ocular disease. It is also very effective against cough irritation, bronchitis and the larybgites.
Medicinal properties of Marshmallow
- Antitussive, expectorant (mucilage)
- Mild laxative
Marshmallow is one of the best softeners and emollient herbal plants.
Main indications for Marshmallow
- Inflammation of the throat, mouth
Marshmallow is used as eye drops softening against inflammation of the throat, mouth and gums, to relieve coughs and bronchitis, it facilitates expectoration, to soften the entire digestive system, stomach, intestines.
Dosage of Marshmallow
Tea 10 g / 250 ml; 10 min infusion or maceration 3h; Drink 1 cup 3 times / day
Decoction of the root: a handful of root cut to 1 liter of water. Boil 10 min.
Precaution for use
Warning: antagonist with alcohol, tannin, iron salts!
Botanical description of the Marshmallow
- Large perennial grass (smooth and whitish)
- Stem 60-120 cm
- Gray leaf isolated, large, oval, lobed and toothed
- Flowers clustered in the leaf axils
The advice of our pharmacist herbalist to extract active ingredients from plants:
How to make a decoction easily
For roots, bark, leathery leaves and hard seeds (woody herbs).
- Place 1 c. tablespoon (5-8 g) of the medicinal plant selected from a stainless steel pot (avoid aluminum) v and pour 1/2 liter of boiling water.
- Simmer 5 to 30 minutes and cover to prevent evaporation.
- Strain and drink the sweet tea or not within 24 hours. Keep cool.
Prepare your teas and herbal infusions with low mineral water. Water plays an important role because it conveys the properties of plants.
Drinks herbal generally act better on an empty stomach. Often, it is suggested to drink herbal teas and tisanes in small sips throughout the day, but it is also possible to divide the daily dose of medicinal plants in 2 or 3 doses. Indications are that it simply takes the natural remedy needed.
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