Marsh Mallow - (Althaea officinalis)


This perennial herb is native of most countries of Europe. The plant has beautiful pink to white flowers and can grow up to 5 feet high. It's a member of the Malvaceae family.

Marsh Mallows prefer a moist soil however they will do equally well in dry soil, sun or partial shade.

Other Common Names for this herb is Altea, Common Marshmallow, Ghasul, Hatmi, Iviscus, Khatmah, Khitmi, Mallow, Malvavisco, Usubeni-Tati-Aoi, White Mallow and Althaea officinalis.

Marsh Mallow contain mucilage which is important to the human body since it protects the skin and internal membranes from irritants.

Parts used: Flowers, leaves, roots.

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