December 07, 2022

Marshmallow Root 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