Marshmallow Leaf | Althaea officinalis

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Marshmallow Leaf

£3.50 50g       

Marshmallow Leaf (Althaea officinalis)

Dried marshmallow leaf (Althaea officinalis)

Dried marshmallow leaf (Althaea officinalis)


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Althea Officinalis

Common names: Marshmallow

Family: Malvaceae

Parts used: Leaf

Habitat: Native to Europe, grows in salt marches. 

Constituents: Mucilage, Flavonoids, Coumarin, Polyphenolic acids

Actions: Diuretic, Emollient, Demulcent, Expectorant, Antilithic

Traditional and current uses:

• Respiratory catarrh 

• Dry coughs

• Allergic rhinitis

• Bronchitis

• Cystitis

• Topically for abcesses, boils and ulcers

• Topically to soothe irritated, itchy or inflamed skin

• Chronic nasal catarrh (nasal flush)


Disclaimer: The information on this website is provided for educational use only, and is not intended as a replacement for the services of a qualified medical herbalist, doctor or licensed health practitioner. The information contained herein is not diagnostic, always consult a medical health professional before embarking on a treatment programme. Urban Fringe Dispensary disclaims any liability, loss, injury or damage incurred as a consequence of the use and application of the advice given herein.


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