Marshmallow Plant

You may have thought that you want to improve your health and diet, but don't know where to start, or what you need. It can be tough to maintain a healthy lifestyle through diet and exercise alone, especially when also focusing on the challenges of modern life. We offer a wide range of supplements to help you get what you need for your daily intake, including a range of marshmallow plant extracts.

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Marshmallow Root Benefits

What is Marshmallow Root?

You have probably seen the Marshmallow plant many times before, with its abundant leaves and pastel coloured flowers, both of which have a history of use in herbal medicine. The marshmallow root has been used for millennia for a variety of medical remedies and is said to stimulate white blood cell production, fighting infection and benefiting the immune system. It is the mucilage, or sap, that the Marshmallow Plant produces which contains the antioxidant, medicinal properties.

The roots and leaves of marshmallow can be dried and infused into a tea or ground into a paste. It is also ingested in capsule form and added to other products.

What are the benefits of Marshmallow Root?

Marshmallow plant and marshmallow root have been said to offer many different benefits depending on how the herb is prepared.

Introducing the marshmallow plant into your diet may:

  • Improve dry skin and reduce visible signs of ageing;
  • Treat symptoms of colds and coughs;
  • Relive symptoms of and treat pharyngeal illnesses;
  • Stimulate breast milk production in nursing mothers;
  • Relieve pain and discomfort from insect bites and sunburn;
  • Offer an anti-inflammatory effect to skin irritations such as eczema and dermatitis;
  • Support urinary health, helping to cleanse the kidney and bladder.

As marshmallow plant is not found in food, it must be added through supplementation. One of the easiest ways to do this is to buy them (rather than growing and harvesting the herb yourself!)

Natural Health Plus offers a range of supplements, including herbal capsules containing Marshmallow root for people who want to see for themselves the many benefits that this herb has offered for thousands of years.