Health Benefits of Marshmallow

Scientific name:  Malva Sylvestris L.
Other names: Mallow, Zebrina Mallow, Blue Mallow, Cheese-cake, High Mallow, Marsh Mallow, Cheese Flower, Malva
Part used: Flowering Top

Origins & Properties

Malva Sylvestris, also known as Common mallow, is a plant native to Europe, mainly the Mediterranean countries, and also found in North Africa and Asia that is known for its antioxidant, wound healing, diuretic, expectorant, against edema, bum, wound, for their carminative, antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties.

It’s especially rich in mucus substances and the flowers of this subspecies are therefore used extensively in herbal medicine.

Common Use

Used as a herbal remedy for asthma, bronchitis, coughing, throat infections, and emphysema. It’s also used to treat wounds or inflammation of the mucous membrane in the mouth, throat, stomach, and intestines.

Other uses include the treatment of gallstones, kidney stones, kidney inflammation, headache, constipation, gastritis, toothaches, and insomnia.


  • Healthy skin: Treats wounds and relieves dry, chapped, irritated skin.
  • Respiratory tract: Treats coughs, chest congestion, bronchitis, pleurisy, whooping cough, and other problems with the upper respiratory tract
  • Improves digestion: Improves digestion and cleanses the digestive tract
  • Boost immune system: Detoxifies the body and removes toxins
  • Heals tissue: Protects cells from free radical damage and promotes health or urinary tract

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