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Marshmallow # / Althea officinalis


Family:

Malvaceae

Genus:

Althea

Species:

officinalis

Folk / Common Names:

Actions:

Demulcent, emollient,

Part(s) Used:

Leaf, Flower, root

Constituents:

Quercetin, tannin, scopoletin, Kaempferol , mucilage

Uses:

For dry throats, sinusitis, cystitis, coughs, IBS, UTI's , reflux.

Majikal Uses:

Notes:

NB. contains compounds which are MAO - A / MAO - B inhibitors therefore should not be used by anyone taking SSRI's or antidepressants.

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