Botanical name:Althaea spp., especially Althaea officinalis
Common name: althea, mallow, marshmallow
Use the botanical name when ordering seeds (bulbs, etc.) or when looking up information in the library. Common names vary by nation, culture, and region, and sometimes the same common name is applied to different plants.
A sweet was made from marshmallow.
Part Used (leaf): The dried leaf. Reputable suppliers test the product for its ability to swell when mixed with water.
Gender:feminine (traditional western European magickal gender)
Magickal substitutions:Rosemary usually may be safely substituted for any herb in magick spells and rituals. Roses may safely be substituted for any flower.
health care uses:
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Marshmallow is a perennial herb native throughout damp areas of northern Europe and western Asia. It is now naturalized to the Atlantic coast of the United States and used as an ornamental for its pointed foliage and purple flowers.
References to marshmallow root as a healing herb are found in Homers Iliad, written over 2,800 years ago. Its genus (first) name Althaea comes from the Greek altho, to cure, and its order name, Malvaceae, is derived from the Greek malake, soft Marshmallow root was widely used in traditional Greek medicine.
The use of the herb spread from Greece to Arabia and India, where it became an important herb in the Ayurvedic and Unani healing traditions. All of these traditions used marshmallow as a soothing agent: demulcent, diuretic, emollient, and vulnerary. For educational purposes only This information has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
External skin care: Marshmallow extract soothes the skin by preventing other skin care materials from stripping the skin of essential oils.
External skin care: Marsh mallow in Great Skin Firming Night Cream: Works by increasing your skins vitality and sealing in moisture. With collagen to restore elasticity and Vitamin E for healing. Deeply penetrates to prevent excess dryness. With sesame oil, olive oil, apricot kernel oil, jojoba oil, avocado oil, squalene, kakui nut oil, aloe vera, Vitamin E, lemon balm, comfrey, sage, marigold, marsh mallow, teaberry, jasmine, cucumber, Vitamin A, and Vitmin D. Firming night cream is a heavy moisturizer that deeply penetrates the skin and will prevent excess dryness. This therapeutic vitamin and moisturizing treatment increases the skins vitality and seals in the moisture, augmenting skins resilience. Contains collagen which restores elasticity, and vitamin E which helps in healing the skin. Nourishes the skin as it firms. Apply before bedtime after cleansing and toning. Great Skin Firming Night Cream
cautions and contraindications:
Cautions and contraindications: Althea or marshmallow is believed to be safe.
Wild gathering: Avoid wild gathering. Some plants are endangered species. Please grow your own herbs in your own goddess garden (or window boxes).
Ladys Choice Brand Teas: LTHIGM: Tea: High Blood Pressure ~1/3 oz (Aid in lowering blood pressure) Angelica root, mistletoe, sassafras, marshmallow root, and licorice to soothe hypertension. Loose tea, one package is enough for 5 + cups. (Not to be used as a substitute for a doctors care.) Earth Spirit Emporium (note that products and availability may change over time)
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