MARSHMALLOW CRUSHED ROOTS – ALTHAEA OFFICINALIS
Botanical name: Althaea officinalis
Other names: Marsh mallow, Althaea leaves, Sweet weed
Distribution: Mainly Europe and North America
All parts of the marshmallow plant all have medicinal properties. It’s an emollient, it helps reducing irritation, reducing excess of gastric acidity, relieves ulcers. It’s a mild laxative and very effective against intestinal disorders. It’s also used to treat cough, asthma and abundant secretion in the bronchi.
The Latin name of the genus “Althea” comes from “althein” meaning “to heal”. The leaves, roots and flowers of the plant can be used for healing and well-being purposes.