Marshmallow root, or Althaea officinalis, is a flowering plant perennial species indigenous to Europe, Western Asia, and North Africa. Marshmallow Medicinal Uses are extensive and the plant has played a role in herbal medicine for centuries.
Marshmallow Medicinal Uses Overview
- It is most commonly used to ease sore throats and dry coughs.
- It is also used in the treating inflammation of the lining of the stomach, diarrhea, stomach ulcers, constipation, urinary tract inflammation, and stones in the urinary tract.
- Helps irritated and injured tissues relax to speed the healing process.
- Excellent for relieving and healing skin irritations and burns.
- Relieves pain from heartburn, ulcers, and inflammatory bowel diseases.
- Reduces swelling and joint pain.
- Flushes out UTI bacteria while lubricating and easing the passage of stones.
- Stimulates the immune system and has antibacterial properties.
Marshmallow Herbal Preparations
Parts Used: The leaves and root of the plant is used.
Marshmallow Herbal Recipes
- 1l water
- 1/4 cup ginger root powder
- 1/4 cup chamomile
- 1/4 cup marshmallow root
- 1 tablespoon cinnamon
- 1/4 cup lemon juice
- 1 cup raw honey
Add water and herbs to a medium saucepan. Bring to a boil, then reduce to a simmer. Continue simmering until the volume is reduced by half. Remove from heat. Strain out the herbs, then add the lemon juice and honey, and stir. Store your cough syrup in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
Information is for educational and informational purposes only and may not be construed as medical advice. The information is not intended to replace medical advice or treatment offered by healthcare professionals.