Marshmallow root | Althaea officinalis | Organic


Marshmallow root is demulcent and emollient which means it soothes tissue and has a prebiotic action on the gut flora when taken internally. It contains polysaccharides and some tannins which astringe the tissue. It has a pleasant smell and sweet taste and has been used in the past to flavour candy.

Herbalists use Marshmallow to soothe the gut lining and provide the bacteria with natural fibre to feed and create a healthy environment internally. Marshmallow soothes the gut on its way through and lowers inflammtion in the gut wall. It also triggers a reflex which soothes the lung tissue so it is used in cough syrups.

Marshmallow is best used as a tea or powder or it can be taken in capsules.

All of our teas are organic or wild harvested from natural surroundings. Enjoy!

This information is for educational purposes. Please do not self treat disease using herbs alone. Always consult with a qualified & registered herbalist and inform your doctor and pharmacist about the use of herbal remedies.

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Dried Marshmallow root


Polysaccharides – galacturonan, Tannins, Volatile oil, Pectin, Flavonoids, Asparagine


Demulcent, Emollient, Diuretic, Vulnerary


This herb has GRAS rating {Generally Recognised as Safe}. Due to the mucilage content, medications should be take half an hour apart from remedies containing Marshmallow as it can delay medication absorption.


Steep 1 teaspoon of herb for 10-20 minutes. Reuse and drink 1-3 times a day.


20 grams tea, 50 grams tea, 100 grams tea, 30 grams powder, 50 grams powder, 100 grams powder, 100 capsules

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