|Marshmallow Root, (Althea officinalis)
Comfort Support With Marshmallow Root
The reputation of Marshmallow root is acknowled for its well-known soothing effect on the mucous lining of the throat, respiratory & gastrointestinal system. Marshmallow root’s therapeutic benefits are recognized in Europe as medicines.
All across Europe, where herbal remedies are more mainstream, Marshmallow root is an important ingredient in a number of respiratory health formulas. Here in the United States as well, natural health practitioners praise the root for its incomparable benefits for irritated tissue. In fact, one herbalist suggests the tea for “people who spend much of their day talking and end the day with a rusty-feeling voice box.” Marshmallow root produces a natural substance known as mucilage that coats and forms a protective layer on the mucous linings within the body.
COMMON NAMES: Althea, Marshmallow, Sweet Weed.