- Botanical name: Althaea officinalis
- Classically preferred for respiratory and throat health
- Alcohol free
A member of the hibiscus family, marshmallow root was originally used in traditional Greek medicine, then later in Ayurvedic medicine. Its botanical name, Althaea officinalis, is derived from Greek meaning "to cure." Common names include Althea Root, Sweet Weed and Marsh Mallow. Marshmallow root is a perennial native to Europe but now also found in the western United States. It is often discovered along riverbanks, roadsides and other marshy places. The plant grows to about five feet and bears a light red, white or purple hibiscus-like flower. All parts of the plant have been used for herbal remedies, cosmetics, cooking, and decoration.
Historically Used to Soothe, Cool and Comfort Throats: Used for centuries to soothe teething babies and cool throats, today we know that Marshmallow Root contains naturally occurring trace amounts of polysaccharides, flavonoids, amino acids, zinc, B-vitamins, beta-carotene, calcium, vitamin C and more. It is often an ingredient in cough syrups.
Fast Acting and Easy to Swallow: Liquid extracts work faster and more completely than other forms of supplementation. There are no pills to swallow, no herbs to press or tea to steep, and liquid nutrients are absorbed quickly. Other advantages of liquid extracts include their ability to preserve active constituents, their long shelf life, and convenience. Just add them to water, tea or juice and enjoy a tasty, nutritional boost at home, work, or on-the-go.
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.As a dietary supplement, take 1-2 mL 3 times a day, in a small amount of water, 1 fl oz (30 mL). © 2011 Indiana Botanic Gardens, Inc.
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|Marshmallow Root Extract||2000mg|
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Shipping Weight (in lbs): 0.19
Product in inches (LxWxH): 1.3x 1.3x 4.0
Item Code: 157312