Marshmallow Root Powder, Althea officinalis
A soothing mucilaginous herb that every natural medicine cabinet needs, especially in winter. Makes wonderfully soothing cough and tummy powdered herbal pills (pastilles).
alleviates local irritation
decreases blood sugar (hypoglycemic)
stimulates phagocytosis (boosts the immune system)
The absorption of other drugs may be delayed because of the mucilages in the herb.
If using the tincture for digestive or urinary disorders, use the hot-water method to reduce the alcohol.