Like many of the herbs still in use today, marshmallow herb has a long history of use, going back at least 2,000 years, though most probably even more than this. Most herbalists use marshmallow root for medicine today, but the leaves and flowers are also very viable. The genus name for marshmallow herb is derived from the Greek word altho, which means to cure. This gives us a great indication of how highly regarded this plant was in ancient times.
The marshmallow herb is new to me, but this sweet and delicate herb has been used for centuries to cure many different diseases. I always love learning about herbs, plants, fruits, and vegetables that can help cure a multitude of issues. The marshmallow herb is definitely a plant that can...More
Marshmallow is known primarily as a demulcent that is specific to the mucous membrane tissues. Because of its thick and slimy brew you can easily imagine that it is used to soothe and coat irritated tissues. Mouth ulcers, sore throats, peptic ulcers, and inflamed intestines all get relief from this gooey brew.