Common Name: Marshmallow
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.