Gaia Herbs Marshmallow Root, 1-Ounce Bottle (Pack of 2)
Gaia Herbs Marshmallow Root (Althaea officinalis) Certified Organic. Marshmallow Root a soothing support for mucous membranes. Natural muciage from marshmallow root moistens and cools occasional irritation. The marshmallow plant thrives in wet areas and grows primarily in marshes. Originally from Europe, it now grows in the United States as well. The root and leaves are used medicinally. Marshmallow root has been poulticed on bruises, muscle aches, sprains, burns, and inflammations. A tea of the leaves has been used to soothe sore throat and as an expectorant in bronchitis and whooping cough. Like many members of the mallow family, its tea is considered soothing to an upset stomach. Both the fresh and dried leaves have been used for similar conditions as the root but are considered somewhat weaker.