Package size4 oz 2 oz 8 oz 1 pound
Marshmallow root (Althaea Officinalis) is a perennial herb that’s native to Europe, Western Asia, and Northern Africa. Marshmallow root encourages the natural productions of mucus that maintains, soothes, and moistens mucous membranes of the respiratory, digestive, and urinary tracts.
This does not taste sweet like a regular marshmallow, but it has a more minty flavor.
Marshmallow Root & why people drink it
Marshmallow root has been used for thousands of years to treat digestive, respiratory, and skin conditions. It also contains chemicals that might decrease cough and help heal wounds by decreasing inflammation and fighting certain microbes.
- Help treat cough - Marshmallow root appears to act as an enzyme to loosen mucus and inhibit bacteria.
- Wound healing - Marshmallow root has antibacterial activity that may make it effective in wound healing. When applied topically to rat wounds, the extract significantly increased wound healing in comparison to antibiotic controls. It’s thought to speed up the healing time and reduce inflammation.
- Soothes respiratory system - This medicinal root is perhaps best known in traditional medicine for its soothing effect on the respiratory system. It can help relieve the pain of a sore throat, soothe the irritation that causes coughing, and help to cut through the mucus and phlegm in your respiratory tracts. This root tea can even help attack the underlying infection that is causing , sinus infection, or inflammatory issues.
- Reduces inflammation - marshmallow root can soothe the swelling and reduce discomfort, helping to relieve the symptoms quickly.This reduction in inflammation is very important for the gut, where marshmallow root can prevent gastric ulcers, constipation, diarrhea, and acid reflux disease.
Grown in Africa & hand-packed in the USA.