One single herb can do everything: Marshmallow Root!

Isn’t just lovely how one single ingredient or herb can do everything: Marshmallow Root!

We can use Million ways for homemade medicine or food. This herb is heaven which gives incredible gifts to the earth. It may seem like marshmallow is a specific plant. Marshmallow is moistening and cooling, bringing relief to dry and hot conditions.  It’s been used for centuries.

The name for marshmallow means to cure and that gives us a strong indication of how highly regarded marshmallow was in ancient times.

Most often, We use Marshmallow root as a tea usually prepared using cold water. Marshmallow roots are high in starches and polysaccharides. By using a cold infusion you can extract mainly the mucilaginous polysaccharides.

Here we will learn how to make a cold infusion out of marshmallow roots.

Marshmallow Root plant

To make a cold infusion you will need:

  • a jar and lid
  • marshmallow root
  • lukewarm water
  • time


Fill a jar 1/4 of the way with marshmallow root. Then fill the jar with lukewarm water and cover with a lid. Let sit for a minimum of 4 hours or overnight. The water should change color to a soft yellow. Strain off the roots. The resulting liquid should be thick and viscous. Now that we see how easy it is to prepare this root let’s look at the many ways we can use it!

Mouth Wash: Marshmallow makes incredible fresh mouth breath and wonderful mouth wash for painful mouth conditions. Mouth ulcers, cuts, canker sores on the inside of the inflamed gums, cheeks and even sore throats can be soothed with a marshmallow rinse. To coat the affected tissues, simply swish the cold infused tea around in your mouth.

Marshmallow root for Skin Wash

It is an incredible topical treatment for burns and wounds. People called it in the past a mortification root because of its great ability to prevent gangrene! Externally, marshmallow root is very useful in the form of poultice, to discuss inflammatory, painful tumors, and every kind of swellings, whether the consequence of scalds, bruise, burns, wounds or poisons.

Heartburn home remedy:  Use this cold infusion to find relief from inflamed intestines, heartburn and peptic ulcers. Besides being able to soothe inflammation, marshmallow root is also a vulnerary, healing wounds within the digestive tract. Addressing the root cause of these issues is recommended for long term care. It’s a great heartburn home remedy.

Colds and Flu: For the cold and flu season, marshmallow is actually wonderful plant. It can surly soothe an inflamed sore throat. Stimulates phagocytosis which is an important part of the immune system and it’s even used to moisten the lungs in cases of dry hot conditions, such as hot coughs. We recommend it for post infection coughs – these are those keeping you awake all night long after the illness has passed.

Urinary infections: Herbalists frequently use marshmallow for urinary problems such as kidney stones, cystitis and bladder infections. It is also a diuretic, which can be of further aide in many urinary problems. We consider safe to use it for everyone to use although it is recommended to be taken several hours after taking prescription medications as it may inhibit the absorption.

Marshmallow plant has a complexity that makes it useful for million problems. We hope you enjoy learning about marshmallow and are able to create a variety of herbal remedies from this versatile plant for the well-being of your family.


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