Tuesday, 8 December 2015

Marshmallow Plant

This is another herb that is in several of the Breathing Supplements which I have been looking at for Basil.  It is also called Althaea officinalis - which is the name listed on several of the supplements.  It does grow in the British Isles as well as much of Europe.  

It is interesting that so many herbs are good for several different problems and many that are good for respiratory issues are also good for digestive disorders.  Marshmallow is another of these as it is good for stomach or intestinal problems as well as coughs.  

See my
herb blog for the meanings of these.
Astringent, Demulcent,  Diuretic, Emollient, Expectorant, Galactagogue, Laxative, Mucilage, Pectoral, Tonic, Vulnerary.

Part Used:
Roots and Leaves.

Internally it can be used for urinary issues as well as stomach and intestinal disorders.  It is also a good herb for treating coughs.

Externally this herb can be used as a poultice. 

30 - 40gms added to feed daily.

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