Used whenever a soothing effect is needed, marsh mallow protects and soothes the mucous membranes. The root counters excess stomach acid, peptic ulceration, and gastritis. It reduces the inflammation of gall stones. Marsh mallow is also mildly laxative and beneficial for many intestinal problems, including regional ileitis, colitis, diverticulitis, and irritable bowel syndrome.
Marshmallow's ability to bind and eliminate toxins allows the body to cleanse itself. For this reason, it is added to arthritis, laxative, infection, female tonic, vermifuge and other cleansing formulas. Taken as a warm infusion, the leaves treat cystitis and frequent urination.
demulcent qualities bring relief to dry coughs, bronchial asthma,
bronchial congestion, and pleurisy. The flowers, crushed fresh or in a
warm infusion, are applied to help soothe inflamed skin. The root is
used in an ointment for boils and abscesses, and in a mouthwash for
The peeled root may be given as a chewstick to teething babies. The dried root contains up to 35% of mucilage, 38% of starch and 10% of pectin and sugar. Extracts have to be made with cold water if they are to contain the mucilage and not the starch, the latter dissolving only in hot water. If marsh mallow is to be used for gargling rather than taken internally as a tea, the starch will be of additional benefit. Marsh mallow root is very high in pectin. Taking pectin is an effective way to keep blood sugar levels down.
demulcent, expectorant, emollient, anti-catarrhal, pectoral, alterative, diuretic, lithotriptic; yin tonic
Flowers: Use a syrup made from the infusion as a cough expectorant;
Leaves: use for bronchial and urinary disorders;
tincture: use for inflammations of the mucous membranes of the digestive and urinary systems;
Medical literature contains no reports of any harm from marsh mallow. If it causes minor discomforts such as stomach upset or diarrhea, use less or stop using it. The absorption of other drugs taken simultaneously may be delayed.
Marshmallow Leaves - stomach acid,ulcers,gastritis,diabetes
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