Marshmallow Leaf


Botanical name: Althaea officinalis

Since ancient Egypt, marshmallows, whose botanical name comes from the Greek word altho, which means "to heal," have been consumed.
In case you were wondering, Althaea officinalis roots were originally used to make marshmallow confections.

The roots of the mallow plant yielded sap, which the Egyptians used with honey and nuts. The current marshmallow dessert was invented in the 1880s when confectioners substituted gelatin for mallow root.

As a medicinal plant, marshmallow is used to treat illnesses including ulcers, colitis, and enteritis because it is protective and therapeutic for inflammatory, damaged gut walls. The mucilage found all over the plant is what gives it its therapeutic properties.

Marshmallow is a common medical herb used to treat sore throats, painful and swollen mucous membranes lining the respiratory tract, and persistent dry coughs after the primary infection is gone. It functions by assisting in the formation of a barrier or protective layer on the membranes and has ingredients that may lessen coughing as well as aid in the healing of any sores. The marshmallow is also said to help with external inflammation, bruises, aches, sprains, swelling of the hands and feet, chapped skin, and insect bites. It also helps with stomach lining irritation, heartburn, diarrhoea, ulcers, UTIs, kidney stones, and other urinary tract issues.

Animals: McDowells animal products are not intended to replace veterinary care or medication. Our supplements are offered as support for your animal’s condition and not as a cure. All our oral supplements are to be consumed voluntarily by your animal in feed, treats or liquid.

Humans: McDowell's staff Herbalists can not diagnose your disease or illness. What they can do is offer a herbal program to assist with healing, after you have had advice from your doctor or specialist. If you have unexplained pain or symptoms, seek medical advice.

Althaea officinalis Leaf Dried
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