Marshmallow Herbal

Marshmallow

Althaea officinalis

PART USED: Root

PROPERTIES: Diuretic, Demulcent, Alterative, Antilithic, Vulnerary, Tonic (heart, urinary), Nutritional

SYSTEMS AFFECTED: Digestive, Intestinal Tract, Respiratory, Urinary, Cardiovascular, Integumentary

POSSIBLE USES: indigestion, muscle pains, inflamed skin, kidney and urinary infections, gout, sore throat

INGREDIENT IN: APL, BHM Plus Salve, BHM Salve, BHM, CD, CM Salve, IB, IBL, KB, KT, MH, MULC, NF, SN

Marshmallow is useful whenever the soothing of mucous membranes is called for, whether it’s irritation in the stomach, ulcers, problems in the intestinal tract like colitis, diverticulitis, or irritable bowel syndrome. Sore throats and kidney/bladder irritations also respond well to Marshmallow. Because Marshmallow is both diuretic and demulcent, it is very powerful in the treatment of urinary tract issues.

Marshmallow is used in ointments or poultices for boils and abscesses, and as a tea and as a mouthwash for any type of inflammation. May be useful for earache.