MARSHMALLOW cut root Althaea officinalis L. Herb IPHYM

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Marshmallow Root cut HERBORISTERIE

Dry cough, constipation, sore throat, inflammation of the mouth

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Used for : constipation, tonsillitis, gingivitis, enteritis, abscess, boils

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Marshmallow Root cut HERBORISTERIE

Latin Name: Althaea officinalis L.
Family: Malvaceae
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

- Emolient
- Antitussive, expectorant (mucilage)
- Anti-inflammatory
- Mild laxative

Marshmallow is one of the best softeners and emollient herbal plants.

Main indications for Marshmallow

- Inflammation of the throat, mouth
- Cough
- Boils

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

Internal use:
Tea 10 g / 250 ml; 10 min infusion or maceration 3h; Drink 1 cup 3 times / day
External use:
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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