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Marshmallow Root – per gram

R1.90

Marsmallow root is in raw powdered form.

Price per gram: R1.90

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Marshmallow Root
Althaea officinalis

 

Composition of Marshmallow root

When most people hear marshmallow, they think of the white fluffy food treat commonly roasted at campfires. Marshmallow, however, is also a type of herb.  It was originally used medicinally by the Egyptians. Its usage was later adopted by the French. Today, it has a wide variety of medicinal uses. Marshmallow works as a mucilage, producing a thick sticky substance that coats membranes. Marshmallow contains flavanoids, which contain anti-inflammatory properties. 

Health benefits of Marshmallow root

Digestion.
Marshmallow leaf and root are used for pain and swelling (inflammation) of the mucous membranes that line the respiratory tract. They are also used for dry cough, inflammation of the lining of the stomach, diarrhea, stomach ulcers, constipation, urinary tract inflammation, and stones in the urinary tract.
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Infertility
Marshmallow root is soothing to mucous membranes and offers support for proper function of mucous production.  If you don’t have healthy, fertile cervical mucus, your chances of conception are slim.
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Kidneys
Marshmallow also contains diuretic properties that encourage increased urine flow. This helps cleanse the kidneys from the buildup of toxins and promotes kidney health. Moreover, marshmallow can fight kidney, urinary tract and bladder infections.In the same way marshmallow soothes sore throats, marshmallow appears to ease swelling in mucus membranes that line  the urinary tract. This swelling of the urinary tract makes tissues more sensitive and prone to damage from passing sediment. It also increases the potential damage from toxins carried by the urine.
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Pain
Marshmallow leaf and root are used for pain and swelling (inflammation) of the mucous membranes that line the respiratory tract. They are also used for dry cough, inflammation of the lining of the stomach, diarrhea, stomach ulcers, constipation, urinary tract inflammation, and stones in the urinary tract.
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History of Marshmallow root

 Marshmallows come from the sweet sap of the ‘Mallow’ Plant that grows in salty marshes near large bodies of water and grow 2 to 4 feet high. The ancient Egyptians used the mallow root for making their candied delicacies for their Gods, Nobility and Pharaohs over 2000 years ago.Used in 200 Bc under the Greek name Althea of “to heal”.
The family name, Malvaceae comes from the Greek word malake or “soft” referring to the soft mucilaginous character of the plant.
Theophrastus (c. 372-286 BC) reported that it was taken in sweet wine for coughs. Greek physician Hippocrates described the value of althea in the treatment of wounds.
In medieval times if a person was accused of something, to prove innocence the accused had to hold a red-hot iron bar. He/she was considered innocent if the person suffered no serious burns. Accounts from the Middle Ages state that anointing the palms with an ointment made from marshmallow would allow the accused, innocent or guilty, to remain unburned.
“Whosoever shall take a spoonful of the Mallows shall that day be free from all diseases that may come to him.” quoted Pliny the Elder.

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