Benefits of Marshmallow Root- An Ultimate Cure for All the Infections
May 21, 2018
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.