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Marshmallow Root (Leaf)
MEDICINAL USE
According to naturopath John Lust "Althea's particular excellence is in soothing irritated tissues." He further praises the tea of leaf and flower as an superb gargle, and a cold infusion of the root to soothe the throat. The roots contain a greater amoun
Marshmallow Root (Leaf)
Althaea officinalis
Alkaline, Alterative, Anticatarrhal, Antimicrobial, Diuretic, Emollient, Expectorant, Vulnerary, Antitussive, Demulcent
COMBINES WITH
White Willow, Marigold
WARNINGS
May cause itching or skin rashes. Breathing problems.
PREPARATION
Leaves, Roots, & Flowers are all edible. The dried leaf or root made into a tea. The root is best as a cold infusion or a decoction. This enables the extraction of mucilage. Leaf or root as a poultice.