Marshmallow commonly used to ease sore throats & dry coughs because of its antitussive, mucilaginous, & antibacterial properties. It has been used to treat certain digestive disorders, including heartburn, indigestion, ulcerative colitis & Chron's disease. It ialso may help fight infection & boost the immune system while increasing white blood cells. Can be used as a suppository for hemorrhoids, made into a tea & gargled for throat irritations & used externally for minor skin irritations.
The marshmallow herb is new to me, but this sweet and delicate herb has been used for centuries to cure many different diseases. I always love learning about herbs, plants, fruits, and vegetables that can help cure a multitude of issues. The marshmallow herb is definitely a plant that can...More
Like many of the herbs still in use today, marshmallow herb has a long history of use, going back at least 2,000 years, though most probably even more than this. Most herbalists use marshmallow root for medicine today, but the leaves and flowers are also very viable. The genus name for marshmallow herb is derived from the Greek word altho, which means to cure. This gives us a great indication of how highly regarded this plant was in ancient times.