Marshmallow

Plant Details

  • Botanical Name: Althaea Officinalis
  • Common Names: Marsh Mallow, Common marshmallow
  • Plant Family: Malvaceae

As a medicinal plant, the roots and leaves of marshmallow contain significant mucilaginous properties. The mucilage in marshmallow has a gel-like consistency that coats and protects the nerve endings. There have been some studies conducted on the effect of this plant in combination with others to support healthy respiratory systems and for treating sore throats and coughs. It is used as a natural ingredient in many over the counter cough syrups.

Part used: Root / Leaf

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