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Marshmallow Root is used in teas, syrups, poultices, ointments and lozenges. Marshmallow root has a faint, starchy aroma and a somewhat sweet, mucilaginous taste. The very appearance of this plant is soothing to the soul; the grey-green leaves are softly fuzzy and the clustered flowers are a gentle pink and white, making the bushy plant seem almost cuddly. The perennial plant is about four feet tall and loves moist, rich soils (thus the name marsh-mallow or a mallow that loves the marsh). Native to Europe and western Asia, it's now naturalized in temperate regions of the United States.


Product Information

  • Product Features

    • The confection marshmallows were originally made from marshmallow root extract, eggs and sugar.
    • Both the leaves and roots of the plant are used.
    • Because it's a perennial and easy to grow, some consider this a substitute for slippery elm bark.
  • Origin: Bulgaria

  • Directions: To prepare as a tea, add 1-2 teaspoons of herb to 8 oz. water in a pot. Cover and simmer for 15-30 minutes, strain and serve immediately.

  • Flavor Profile: Sweet, slightly mucilaginous

  • Botanical name: Althaea officinalis L.

Marshmallow Root, Cut & Sifted, Organic

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