A wild plant found in marshes (a.k.a.
marsh mallow). It is quite a beautiful
plant with pale pink flowers and can be
grown in home gardens.
Benefits / Functions
Demulcent. Soothes and heals ulcers, inflammations
of the digestive tract, dry and unproductive
coughs, cystitis and bladder irritations.
Dries and soothes wet eczema. Draws abscesses
from bites and stings.
Contraindications / Cautions
Method and use
The leaves can be taken freely as tea.
(Can be mixed with other herbs, eg. Together
for unproductive coughs. Together with
bearberry for cystitis.)
Pound and powder the mallow root and
mix with a little water to make into a
paste. Apply on bites, stings and splinters
to draw abscesses.