You may be wondering if marshmallow root is in the same family as the marshmallow, and the answer is, yes! Although, before turning into confectionary white fluff that we know as marshmallows, the actual marshmallow root has many healing properties that has been used for centuries to treat infections, improve digestion and so much more.

Marshmallow root (Althaea officinalis) is a plant native to Africa and parts of Europe. Dating as far back as 2,800 years ago, this plant has a very long history of folk medicine used by ancient Greek and Egyptians. Most commonly, this herb was used to treat coughs, sore throats and congestion. When taken with water, the fibrous extracts of the marshmallow root acts as a natural “mucilage” that swell up in the body to form a soft, gel-like substance, which coats the throat and offers relief from illnesses.

Marshmallow root is still used by holistic practitioners today in many of the same ways it was used thousands of years ago. Today, we have the option of consuming marshmallow root for its health benefits in many forms including powder, capsule, ointment, and tea. Supplements and teas that contain marshmallow root extract are made by isolating specific compounds found in the plant’s leaves and roots. The flowers and young leaves of the marshmallow plant are also edible and traditionally were eaten raw, boiled and fried for their many health properties.

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