Marshmallow root is valued for its soothing and protecting mucilage and is used in teas, syrups, poultices, ointments and lozenges. Marshmallow root has a faint, starchy aroma and a somewhat sweet, mucilaginous taste.
Directions: To prepare as a tea, add 1 to 2 teaspoons of herb to 8 ounces water in a pot. Cover and simmer for 15 to 30 minutes, strain and serve immediately.
Suggested uses: Use in teas, syrups, poultices, ointments and lozenges.
Botanical name: Althaea officinalis