Marshmallow Root is such a "soothing" herb for the entire body, from the throat clear through the entire digestion tract!
Used in 200 BC under the Greek name Althea of "to heal". The family name, Malvaceae comes from the Greek word malake or "soft" referring to the soft mucilaginous character of the plant. Theophrastus (c. 372-286 BC) reported that it was taken in sweet wine for coughs. Greek physician Hippocrates described the value of althea in the treatment of wounds.
Dioscorides, another Greek physician, prescribed a vinegar infusion as a cure for toothaches and recommended a preparation of the seeds to soothe insect stings. Roman poet Horace, claimed the root and leaves had laxative properties. Renaissance period herbalists used "althea" (marshmallow root) for sore throats, stomach problems, gonorrhea, leukorrhea, and as a gargle for infections of the mouth.
How Do I Use It?
Marshmallow Root is HUGE for soothing, especially the intestinal tract. It soothes from the throat, to the stomach, to the gut. We use it primarily in teas, but also have made syrups and tinctures from it.
Our Experience With It
Few Properties of Marshmallow Root
Anti Inflammatory = Reduces inflammation
Antibacterial = Helps fight bacteria
Demulcent = Protective coating and soothe irritated body tissues
Emoillient = Soothe and protect irritated or inflamed skin
Hypoglycemic = Lower abnormally high blood sugar
List found on http://www.anniesremedy.com
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