Marshmallow Root, Ground (Althea officinalis)
- Marshmallow Root, Dried/Ground
- Origin Bulgaria (Wild Harvested)
NB. Our range of botanicals are all grown, harvested and dried without the use of agri-chemicals, non-irradiated and GMO free - see our Quality page for Quality Management & Certification Documents.
Laboratory tested for identification and compliance to the British and European Pharmacopoeia standards, and are human grade.
Please be aware that if you're purchasing our dried botanicals for human use, our range is cut to appropriate sizes for feeding to horses.
Marshmallow soothes! Cultures around the globe have used marshmallow root for millennia, dating back to its use in Ancient Egypt for a myriad of health concerns. Eventually, a confectionary treat was created in Egypt which evolved into the fluffy white marshmallows kids love today, but the marshmallow root itself is still as valuable today in traditional herbal medicine.
The marshmallow plant has many beneficial compounds including anti-inflammatory and antioxidant-rich ingredients. Where the leaf is better indicated for respiration, the root has a higher mucilage level (around 37%) so is better indicated for gastrointestinal health, and particular for lining the gastric mucosa wall.
Marshmallow root is also a prebiotic, which helps promote good bacteria in the gut.