The high mucilaginous content of marshmallow root may make it a useful remedy for treating coughs and colds.
Marshmallow root also has the potential to act as a diuretic. Diuretics help the body to flush out excess fluid. This helps to cleanse the kidneys and the bladder.
Other research suggests that the extract can support overall urinary health. Marshmallow root may help soothe irritation and inflammation in the digestive tract.
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.