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Marshmallow Root

Other Names: Marshmallow, Marshmallow Root, Common Marshmallow, Althea Root, Sweetweed, Moorish Mallow, White Mallow, Mallards, Mauls, Schloss Tea, Cheeses, Mortification Root, Guimauve Tea, Althea, Althaea Officinalis
Traditional Usages: Sprains, Bruises, Muscle Aches, Dry Coughs, Gargle for Sore Throats, Stomach Ulcers, Bronchitis, Whooping Cough, Eases the Bowels after Dysentery, Skin Toner, Kidneys, Bladder, Stomache and Duodenal Ulcers, Hiatus Hernia, Catarrh of the Respiratory Organs and Stomach, Cystitis, Diarrhea, Poultice to Boils, Abscesses, Gastritis, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Psoriasis, Constipation, Gangrene, Gout,
Resources:  Asia, Europe, Africa, England, Scotland
Parts Used: Leaves, Root, Flowers
Administration Method: Cut or Ground root for teas and natural preparations
Herbal Research: Marshmallow

Marshmallow Root - Herbal Research
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Health Warning: You should only take marshmallow root under the supervision of your medical doctor, especially if you have diabetes.

Marshmallow Root - Herbal remedy for Cough:  Drink marshmallow root tea to sooth the throat and reduce a dry cough.

Marshmallow Root - Herbal remedy for Hernia:  Marshmallow contains a slippery substance that forms a protective layer on the lining of the esophagus and stomach. It also lowers production of stomach acid. A tea made from marshmallow root can be taken to alleviate symptoms associated with hiatal hernia.

Marshmallow Root - Herbal remedy for Mastitis: Marshmallow root soothes tender tissues and sore nipples, opens clogged ducts and tubes and diminishes the pain of engorged, inflamed breasts. Infuse two ounces of dried marshmallow root overnight in half a gallon of hot water. The texture of the finished brew should be slippery and slimy. Heat as needed, pouring the warm liquid into a sink or basin and soak your sore and aching breasts.

Marshmallow Root - Herbal remedy for Ulcers, Peptic:  Marshmallow root reduces inflammation. Infuse the root and leaf of the plant in boiling water to make a tea.

Always seek the advice of your doctor before taking herbal remedies


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