Althaea Officinalis

Common Name: Marshmallow

Family: Malvaceae

Parts Used: Root + Leaf

Collection: Leaves – summer after flowering, Roots – late fall.

Constituents: Root: 25% – 35% mucilage, tannins, pectin, asparagine. Leaf: Mucilage, traces of essential oil.

Actions: Root: demulcent, diuretic, emollient, vulnerary. Leaf: demulcent, expectorant, diuretic, emollient.

Uses: Inflammations of the mouth, gastritis, peptic ulcer, enteritis, colitis, bronchitis, respiratory catarrh, irritating coughs, urethritis, urinary gravel, est: varicose veins, ulcers, abscesses, boils.

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