The all-purpose healing herb!
Botanical Name: Althea officinalis
Common Names: Marshmallow, althea, sweet weed, mallards, guimauve, mortification plant, schloss tea, wymote
In Greek, the origin of the genus name althea means "to heal" which describes the medicinal properties of this great herb. Marshmallow root contains starch, mucilage, pectin, flavonoids, phenolic acids, sucrose, and asparagine. Inside the body, mucilage forms a slick gel that coats the throat and stomach to reduce irritation. It is this healing property that has made Marshmallow popular for healing sore throats, colds and flus, bladder infections and helping to pass kidney stones. Marshmallow root is also applied topically to soothe inflamed skin (e.g. eczema).
Note: Marshmallow root has also been shown to lower blood glucose levels, so people with diabetes should talk to their doctor before taking this herb.
Instructions for use
Simmer 2-5g (1-2 teaspoons) per serve in a pot of water with about 400ml of water for 10-20 minutes, brew for a further 20 minutes. Strain and pour, add sweetener if needed. Suitable for use in paper tea filters.
If you’re not already sweet enough – why not sweeten your mix with a little Stevia Powder.
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