Marshmallow root (dried, organic)
"Whoever swallows daily half a cyatbus of the juice of any one of them (the mallows) will be immune to all diseases" - Pliny, AD 77
Taking it's Botanical name from a Greek word, altho, meaning 'to heal', marshmallow has been used since Ancient Egyptian times. The root, rich in sugars, is very mucilaginous and softening for the tissues.
Root - Decoction - For inflammations such as oesophagitis and cystitis, use 25g root to 1 litre water, and boil down to about 750ml. This may need further dilation.
Root - Tincture - Use for inflammations of the mucous membranes of the digestive and urinary systems.
Root - Poultice - Use the root or a paste of the powdered root mixed with water for skin inflammations and ulcers.
Above information source - The Herb Society's Complete Medicinal Herbal book - Penelope Ody MNIMH
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