Marshmallow root is the root of the marshmallow plant (Althea officinalis). The marshmallow plant is part of the mallow family of plants. Marshmallow is known to grow in damp areas such as marshes or riverbanks, hence the name--marsh mallow. The species name Althea is from the Greek word altheo which means "to heal." Marshmallow contains high levels of mucilage, which means that it's great for areas of your body that have mucous membranes (i.e. your respiratory tract, your digestive tract, and urinary tract) when consumed as a tonic. Common helpful effects are: eases coughs and colds, protects against stomach ulcers, lessens gastric reflux, etc.
Name: Marshmallow Root
Origin: Botanica - Althea officinalis
Common Uses: relieve cough, reduce stomach ulcers, Prevent gastric reflux
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