• Used to treat chronic coughs, also bronchitis, asthma & pleurisy.
• Helps to treat ulcers, colitis & IBS.
• A mouthwash can be used to treat oral inflammation.
• As a compress, it can be applied directly to insect bites, sprains and bruises.
Cold water infusion works well for this herb.
Directions: For a tea, an infusion is made with a teaspoon of herb to one cup of water. Warm slowly, do not boil.
To make marshmallow syrup, add four ounces of marshmallow root to one quart of water and simmer over low heat until the liquid is reduced by half. Then strain to remove the spent herbs. Add one cup of honey or agave to the concentrated tea and warm together until thoroughly mixed. A couple of drops of essential oil (such as peppermint or orange) can be added to the finished syrup as flavoring. Bottle the finished syrup and store in the refrigerator for up to two weeks.
In skin care, marshmallow is used as an emollient. It can be added to creams and lotions. The powdered root can be moistened and mixed with oatmeal, tied into a cloth and used to wash the skin.
Marshmallow root is completely non-toxic, but its mucilage can interfere with the absorption of other medicines if taken at the same time. The asparagine in the root can cause a mild odor in the urine, but has no other physiological effect.
Orrs’ Trading Company does not intend to diagnose, prevent, treat or cure through the sale of this herb. Use at your own risk.