Marshamallow Root: The ultimate gut cleanser
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Benefits of Marshmallow Root- An Ultimate Cure for All the Infections

What is Marshmallow Root

Marshmallows come from the sap of the ‘Mallow’ Plant that grow in salty marshes near  water bodies and grow up-to 4 feet high.

Egyptian and  The Romans loved the Mallow Plant; they believed that brewed  Mallow sap cured soar throats and pains . Hipppocrates used it in his medical treatments. During the 15th-16th centuries marshmallow liquids were given as treatments. It was even believed to be used as a love potion at one point of time. 

Benefits of Marshmallow Roots

1) Treats Cough and Cold

For health problems like sore throat, cough and cold, marshmallow root can be taken to reduce them.  Its antitussive properties  allows it to decrease irritation of the throat, reduce swelling in the lymph nodes, speed up healing time and reduce aggravating dry coughing. This is why the marshmallow extract is added tocough syrups and throat tablets— it’s one of the most effective natural remedy for sore throat and cough. 

2. Repairs Leaky Gut

Marshmallow root is known for it’s effective treatment on  leaky gut , meaning particles leak outside outside the gut lining, allowing them to enter the bloodstream 

Marshmallow forms q protective layer around the small junctions of gut lining. It is also beneficial for people suffering from  inflammatory bowel diseases. 

3. Heal Skin Problems

Marshmallow has anti-irritant properties which soothes nervous sense system.  It is even well-tolerated by those with allergies and hypersensitive skin. It provides relief from itching, swelling, redness etc.

It  can be used on the skin to treat  wounds, burns, insect bites,scrapes etc. The roots and stem of the marshmallow plant secrete mucilage which  kills bacteria. Hence so  added to skin-care products and ointments. 

Some evidence shows its anti-inflammatory effects are also beneficial for treating eczema . It is also used  in many lip balms, hair conditioners, salves and after-sun products.

4. Reduces Water retention.

The diuretic effects of marshmallow root  helps treat a bloated stomach , edema etc. 

5 Hair Growth 

Mucilage in marshmallow benefits your hair by binding hair proteins and makes the strands appear thicker. This mucilage can also be used as a detangler or conditioner.

 

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