Other names: Mallards, Mauls, Cheeses

Valued as a demulcent and emollient. Used in Germany to treat irritations of oral and throat mucosa and associated coughs. Relieves local irritation, stimulates phagocytosis (mildly immunostimulating) and inhibits mucociliary activity. Roots and leaves are used.

Marshmallow roots and leaves traditionally used in tea for sore throat and expectorant in bronchitis. Externally poulticed for bruises, sprains, aching muscles, and inflammations.


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