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MARSHMALLOW ROOT

(Althaea officinalis)


Marshmallow is high in mucilage and is one of the best known remedies to lubricate the lungs, intestines and kidneys in cases of infections and inflammation.

PROPERTIES: Demulcent, diuretic, emollient, lithotriptic, alterative, nutritive and vulnerary.

Marshmallow Root (
Altheaea offic.)
· excellent to add to douched for vaginal infections
· in combination with other diuretic herbs during kidney treatments to assist in the release of stones and gravel
· used for the treatment of respiratory catarrh and cough
· can be used topically for abscesses, boils and varicose and thrombotic ulcers
· a favorite gargle for an irritated throat
· is high in minerals, especially calcium
· used for arresting mortification or putrefaction which is the reason for its earlier name of mortification root
· helps sooth gastric or peptic ulceration
· increases and enriches milk in nursing mothers
· used for cases of acute cystitis, strangury and gravel
· the entire plant is edible
· has the ability to combine with body toxins making it an excellent addition to other formula to cleanse and heal the body

SUGGESTED DOSAGE: should be used as directed by a qualified professional practitioner.
Tincture - Spray:
3-6 pumps three times daily.
Extract: ½ tsp 3 times daily.
May be combined with Comfrey Root in peptic ulceration. With Licorice or Lobelia for cough.
Caution: Pregnancy or lactation: there are no know problems. Marshmallow may interfere with hypoglycemic therapy

Please note: This information is compiled from traditional and modern herb books, articles and research. This information is summarized for its educational value and should not be used for the diagnosis, treatment, or prevention of disease. It should not be used to replace the services of a qualified practitioner.