Marshmallow (Althaea officinalis) Non-Native

Marshmallow (Althaea officinalis)

Parts used: root, leaves, flowers

Medicinal uses: Root infusions and extracts used to sooth coughs, peptic ulcers, and inflammation of the mucosa of mouth, throat, and stomach. Leaf infusions used specifically for dry cough associated with irritation and inflammation of the respiratory tract. Externally applied to burns, sores, and ulcers (Chevallier 165).

Additional uses: The root was original source for the confection bearing this name. The young leaves and tops can be used in salads (Kowalchik 379).

Cautions: None known (Chevallier 165).

Marshmallow Althaea officinalis

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