That’s right, it’s not just a sugary thing you used hold over a fire until it melted and burnt your tongue off. Marshmallow root is a medicinal herb used since ancient times to heal and protect.
Due to Marshmallows mucilage content, it’s best known for its soothing and healing action on the body. It’s a clever one too, as the demulcent effect seems to work across several body systems including respiratory, gastrointestinal, and urinary systems. It’s also a used topically as a soothing emollient for dry and itchy skin conditions.
Actions: Demulcent, reflex demulcent, emollient, expectorant, anti-inflammatory
Indications: Gastro-oesophageal reflux, peptic ulcer, gastritis, asthma, acute or chronic bronchitis, dry spasmodic cough, cystitis, urethritis, dysuria, GIT inflammation, IBS, constipation, colitis. Topically for abscesses, dry itchy skin and burns.
Pregnancy / Breastfeeding safe: Yes
Enjoy in blends:
HIBERNATE & CHILL https://www.littlewildlingco.com/products/hibernate-chill
REHAB (CLEANSE & DETOX) https://www.littlewildlingco.com/products/rehab-cleanse-detox
ALIVE & ENERGISE https://www.littlewildlingco.com/products/alive-energise
Bone, K: The Ultimate Herbal Compendium: Marshmallow Root (Althea officinalis) 2007, Pg. 48
The Herbal Extract Company: Full Monographs: Marshmallow Root (Althea officinalis)