Marshmallow Seeds & Herb Plant
(Althaea officinalis) The root of this plant traditionally used to treat asthma, bronchitis, sore throat, cough and even the common cold.this plant has medicinal properties that help dissolve kidney stones and improve kidney functions.
Marshmallow Seeds History
Marshmallow Seeds. Historically. Hippocrates used marshmallow for healing wounds. This plant is native to Europe and parts of Asia and is part of the Malvaceae family. The whole plant contains a tacky, slimy substance known as mucilage. with the root of 2-3 year old plants containing the highest percentage.
Growing Marshmallow Herb
Plant marshmallow in a moist spot, ideally with heavy soil. While it wants continuously moist soil, it doesn’t want to grow underwater or in an actual swamp. Ensure good drainage and avoid standing water. Plant marshmallow plants about 1 foot apart in a well prepared perennial bed. So long as you keep weeds back this first year, and the soil stays moist, your marshmallow herbs should get off to a good start. Later in life they’re tall vigorous plants, and they can more easily compete with weeds and other perennials provided the soil stays moist.
Preserving And Storing Marshmallow Herb Plant
Drying Marshmallow roots:
- Wash the roots well under running water.
- Grate or chop the roots into small pieces while they are fresh.
- Dry in a dehydrator or in a just warm oven.
- When roots are brittle It is done.
- Cool to room temperature. …
- Label and date.
When mixed with water, it forms a mucilaginous (gel-like) consistency that soothes throat, digestive tract, and urinary tract irritation, and is also traditionally used externally as a poultice for minor burns and wounds. When taken internally, it’s usually consumed as a cold infusion or hot tea. Externally, the whole ground herb can be applied as a poultice, or just the gel can be used.
Because of the naturally high content of mucilage, Marshmallow root provides soothing support for irritated mucous remembranes. There have been some studies conducted on the effect of this plant in combination with others to support healthy respiratory function when occasionally challenged with a cough.
- Help Treat Coughs
- Speed Up Healing
- Promotes Skin Health
- Pain Reliever
- Aids In Digestion
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