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Marshmallow Leaf

Marshmallow Leaf (Althaes Officinalis)

Marshmallow Leaf (Althaea Officinalis)

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The marshmallow plant (Althea officinalis) is a flowering perennial herb native to Mediterranean Europe, and that is now grown commercially in central Countries in Europe including Germany, Poland, and Bulgaria. Marshmallow leaf smoke tends to have a calming effect and smooth flavor that makes it a well-known base to be used in herbal smoking blends. Also you can steep loose marshmallow leaf into a calming tea ideal for use before bedtime, or have the leaf right into a poultice with anti-inflammatory effects.

Marshmallow plants generally grow to a height  of a couple of feet and  develop ovate, Marshmallow leafs are rounded , shortly petioled, 2-3 inch long and 1 ¼ inch broad, jaggy leaves covered in velvety fuzz on the top and underside. A dark green and a light green variant are two different varieties sold commercially in Europe.  Marshmallows root and in some extent  leaf both contain a mucilage, The flowers flourish in August and September and turned into a popularly known round fruit called ‘Cheeses’.

Marshmallow Leaf (Althaea Officinalis)

Marshmallow Leaf (Althaea Officinalis)

Most probably the leaves and root of Marshmallow plant is used to make medicine. A dry root and leaf can be used as an herb. Marshmallow leaf is typically used for insect bite as a poultice. The leaf and root are used for pain and swelling of the respiratory tract. They are also used for constipation, dry cough, diarrhea, inflammation lining in stomach area and inflammation in urinary tract and stones. It also has an immune-boosting mild antibacterial and anti-allergy property.

Root extract of the Marshmallow plant is used in some ingredient like in a French version of the recipe or making of a Middle Eastern snack. Marshmallow is safe for everyone when it is take by mouth. In some cases it causes a low blood sugar level. Marshmallow should be avoided during pregnancy and breastfeeding. As Marshmallow causes a low blood sugar level it is advised that to check the blood sugar level and should be avoided by diabetic patients.

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