(Althea officinalis) - Marshmallow is not what you will find in your hot coco. This root when drank as a cold tea, forms a protective layer on the lining of the digestive tract. This layer that coats the walls of the intestines will help prevent leaky gut where toxins seep out of the intestines causing dermatitis or psoriasis.
We use it frequently blended with Hibiscus flowers, Lemon Balm, and Nettle, and Orange Peel to coat a sore throat - and boost vitamin C.
The many benefits of Marshmallow Root is the reason why you will find it infused in olive oil in our Rescue Salve used to support the healing of your skin.
Marshmallow root is the best soothing and anti-inflammatory herb there is.
Struggling with your skin... Get to know Marshmallow!
Size(s): 2 oz
Use for: Make an infusion - cold tea if you have skin issues, it also soothes symptoms of inflammatory digestive disorders.. heartburn (including during pregnancy), bladder infections, sore throat, cough, or flu and speeds up the immune system.
Active ingredients: Organic Marshmallow Root
Important: Found in cough syrups, soothes throats and lines the wall of the digestive tract to prevent toxins from seeping into the blood.
How To Make A Cold Marshmallow Root Infusion Marshmallow root is rich in both polysaccharides and starch. When made using the cold infusion method, the healing polysaccharides are the primary component that gets extracted. A decoction (hot water extraction) extracts both.
1 Tbsp marshmallow root
1 Tbsp dried peppermint leaf
2 cups filtered water
Place all ingredients into a pint-size mason jar (if you have a bigger container feel free to double the recipe) Pour cold (or room temperature) filtered water over the herbs and fill to the top.
Place in the fridge for a minimum of 3 hours.
I usually make this before bed and allow it to steep overnight. Strain the herbs, and drink the tea cold. Enjoy!
Possible Interactions of Marshmallow Root include affecting the way other medications are absorbed or excreted from the body. Marshmallow coats the lining of the stomach and can interfere with the absorption of other drugs so make sure to check with your physician if on medication.