December 07, 2022

Marshmallow Glycetract 1:5 (Althaea Officinalis)


Marshmallow root a mucillagenous herb making it useful for soothing and softening on the tissues


3-7 mls per day, 20-50 mls per week

Parts Used:


Main Actions:

  • Demulcent
  • Reflux demulcent
  • Emollient

Key Indications:

  • Gastro-oesophageal reflux, peptic ulcer, gastritis
  • Asthma, acute or chronic bronchitis, cough
  • Cystitis, urethritis, dysuria
  • Inflammation of the gastrointestinal tract, irritable bowel syndrome, constipation, ulcerative colitis
  • Topically for abscesses furunculosis, leg ulcer, pharyngitis, laryngitis, varicose ulcer, burns

Major Safety Issues:

Best taken away from prescribed drugs as it may retard their absorption