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MarshmallowAlthaea officinalis

This plant is native to Europe and parts of Asia and is part of the Malvaceae family. The garden varieties are called HollyHocks. The whole plant contains a tacky, slimy substance known as mucilage, with the root of 2-3 year old plants containing the highest percentage. The root is often dried, sliced into discs, sold and then powdered to support healthy gastrointestinal function where irritation may be present. It has traditionally been used to support all mucosal membranes especially in the bronchioles, mouth, and intestines.

What is Marshmallow Used For?

Because of the naturally high content of mucilage, Marshmallow root provides soothing support for irritated mucous remembranes. There have been some studies conducted on the effect of this plant in combination with others to support healthy respiratory function when occasionally challenged with a cough.

Highlights

Traditional Health Benefits of Marshmallow

Digestive Support
Digestive Support
Immune Support
Immune Support
Urinary Tract Support
Urinary Tract Support

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