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Marshmallow Root

2 oz. 

Marshmallow root is a perennial herb native to Europe, Western Asia, and North Africa. Some potential benefits of marshmallow root include:

Soothing Properties: Marshmallow root contains mucilage, a gel-like substance that becomes slippery when mixed with water. This mucilage coats the throat, digestive tract, and respiratory system, providing soothing relief from irritation and inflammation. It is commonly used to alleviate symptoms of sore throat, coughs, and gastrointestinal conditions such as gastritis and ulcers.

Digestive Support: Marshmallow root helps support digestive health by soothing the lining of the stomach and intestines. It can help alleviate symptoms of indigestion, heartburn, and acid reflux by forming a protective barrier against stomach acid and reducing inflammation in the gastrointestinal tract.

Respiratory Health: Marshmallow root is beneficial for respiratory conditions such as bronchitis, asthma, and coughs. Its mucilage content helps loosen phlegm and congestion, making it easier to expel and providing relief from respiratory discomfort.

Skin Healing: Marshmallow root has emollient and anti-inflammatory properties that make it beneficial for skin health. It can help soothe and moisturize dry, irritated skin, and promote healing of wounds, burns, and insect bites. Marshmallow root is often used topically in creams, ointments, and poultices for skin conditions such as eczema, dermatitis, and minor cuts or abrasions.

Directions: add one teaspoon of marshmallow root to hot water. Steep for 5 to 10 minutes. Strain and enjoy. 

 

FYI: Please consult your healthcare provider prior to use if you are pregnant or nursing, taking any medication, or have a medical condition.

This information in our Herbal Reference Guide is intended only as a general reference for further exploration, and is not a replacement for professional health advice. 

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