Botanical name: Althaea officinalis
Native to: Europe
Actions: Soothing demulcent protecting mucous membranes and aiding the relief of catarrh, dry coughs, bronchial asthma and pleurisy. Promotes gut health by reducing stomach acid and through its mildly laxative qualities.
Description: Once a key ingredient of the marshmallow sweets, its has long been known for its soothing effects on respiratory ailments, such as coughs, catarrh, bronchial asthma and pleurisy.
Marshmallow root has anti-inflammatory properties and is used to promote gut health. It aids to reduce excess stomach acid to counteract peptic ulceration and gastritis. Mildly laxative qualities can sooth intestinal troubles, including colitis, diverticulitis, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and other conditions associated with inflammation and irritation of the gut. It has also been used as mouthwash to treat inflammation and the peeled root can be given to teething babies for chewing.
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