MARSHMALLOW (Althaea officinalis) aka - White Mallow, Mortification Root, Sweetweed
The generic name, Althaea, is derived from the Greek ‘altho’ meaning “to cure.” Marshmallow was advocated as a wound healer by the Greek physician Hypocrites and has been used for hundreds of years in treating wounds with excellent results. The leaves are often used as poultices and are excellent to draw out poisons, and or any debris imbedded in an open wound. Marshmallow is a mucilaginous calcium-rich herb and can be used to soothe and heal mucous membranes such as the lungs, digestive tract and bowels. Marshmallow will enrich the milk of nursing mothers and increase milk flow. It is effective when combine with Blessed Thistle as a nutrient for enriching mother’s milk. Marshmallow is a demulcent; internally it has a soothing effect on inflammation and irritation of the alimentary canal and of the urinary and respiratory organs. It is said to ease the passage of kidney stones. Marshmallow is anti-inflammatory in nature; it is very soothing for any sore or inflamed parts of the body.
- Primary uses: Here are just a few of the maladies that Marshmallow can provide relief for: • Asthma/Bronchial infections • Bedwetting • Bladder/Kidney Problems/Urinary Tract • Boils • Breast Milk (Increases & Enriches) • Emphysema/Lungs • Wounds (Infected)