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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)
Alkaline, Alterative, Anticatarrhal, Antimicrobial, Diuretic, Emollient, Expectorant, Vulnerary, Antitussive, Demulcent
White Willow, Marigold
May cause itching or skin rashes. Breathing problems.
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.