Due to its high mucilage content, mallow can make for an excellent soothing demulcent herb, especially for cases of inflammation, either for the urinary, digestive or respiratory systems. It can be soothing and useful whenever the lungs and respiratory system feel dry or irritated.
Additionally, because of its anti-inflammatory and antiseptic properties, mallow flower extract can be especially helpful for treating acne and skin irritation. Research has shown that it can even help with eczema flare ups, psoriasis, and wound healing. Mallow extract also contains high doses of flavonoids, as well as vitamins C and E.
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.