Marshmallow Root, Althaea officinalis
A soothing mucilaginous herb that every natural medicine cabinet needs, especially in winter.
alleviates local irritation
decreases blood sugar (hypoglycemic)
stimulates phagocytosis (boosts the immune system)
Sweet and energetically cooling and moistening. Leaves, Roots, & Flowers are all edible. The dried leaf or root made into a tea. The root is best as a cold infusion or a decoction. This enables the extraction of mucilage. Leaf or root as a poultice.