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Marshmallow Leaf (Althea officinalis) 1 Oz. Package

Marshmallow Leaf (Althea officinalis) 1 Oz. Package

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One ounce, cut and sifted.100% Certified USDA Organic & Kosher.

Marshmallow leaf (Althaea officinalis) boasts a rich history dating back thousands of years. Ancient Egyptians, Greeks, Romans, and Arabs all used marshmallow for its soothing and medicinal properties. Texts mention its use for coughs, sore throats, and digestive issues.

Medicinally, marshmallow leaf is still used today to soothe irritation in the respiratory tract and digestive system. The leaves contain a high concentration of mucilage, a slippery substance that coats and protects inflamed tissues. Marshmallow lozenges are a common application, and marshmallow tea can be used to ease coughs and sore throats. However, it's important to note that while marshmallow leaf is generally considered safe, it's always best to consult with a medical professional before using any herbal remedy.

Culinary uses for marshmallow leaf are less common but do exist. The leaves can be steeped in teas or broths, adding a mucilaginous texture. Historically, marshmallow root was used to make the original marshmallows, which were medicinal candies. Marshmallow leaf tea has a slightly sweet flavor and can be enjoyed on its own or blended with other herbs.

In Wicca, marshmallow is sometimes associated with Venus and Mars, and is seen as an herb of protection and peace. It can be used in rituals for love, healing, and attracting positive energy.

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