Scientific Name: Althaea Officinalis
Remember when you were a child and dreamed of trees filled with marshmallows and other sweet treats? This may be the closest thing to a dream come true. Sure, organic Marshmallow Root Powder has little relation to its soft, pillow-y cousin of today. But it’s still something you’ll want to make room for in the pantry. Believed to help with inflammation of the mucous membranes, this magnificent herb may help with dry cough, stomach ulcers, constipation and a wealth of other ailments of the urinary tract, lungs, skin, mouth and digestive system.
Mixed in with a tincture, tea or capsule, many describe this Marshmallow Root Extract Powder as having a taste like that of a lightly sweetened cinnamon tea. So, it’s no surprise that so many people are adding a shot of it to their daily routines. Nutritious and delicious? You couldn’t ask for anything more.
A natural antitussive and mucilage, organic Marshmallow Root Powder can reduce the pain, swelling, and congestion associated with sore throats, coughing, and the common cold. It can also alleviate irritation in the throat and swelling in the lymph nodes. At the same time, Marshmallow Root Powder’s anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties can further aid the immune system in combating various ailments and infections.
Marshmallow Root Extract Powder’s anti-inflammatory properties are also beneficial in maintaining proper levels of nutrient absorption. Likewise, it can coat the lining of the stomach to alleviate acid discomfort and indigestion. And may even prevent certain digestive disorders, such as leaky gut syndrome and inflammatory bowel disease.
Organic Marshmallow Root Powder’s anti-irritant capabilities can help soothe the nerves in our skin, which when activated, may lead to itching, swelling, and redness. There is also research to suggest that as an anti-inflammatory, it may be beneficial in alleviating symptoms associated with dermatitis and eczema. Rich in polysaccharides, it even makes a great natural moisturizer for sensitive skin.
Marshmallow Root Extract Powder also contains some diuretic effects that can help lower water retention, thus minimizing discomfort associated with bloating and constipation. It can also support proper heart health by lessening inflammation in the cardiovascular system and increasing levels of HDL cholesterol.
The amount recommended to use varies depending on what you are treating.
- Whether brewed into a tea or cold infusion, its subtle and sweet flavor is said to have a soothing quality that’s enjoyable any time of day.
- For even faster intake, you can also make your own Marshmallow Root Extract Powder capsules by utilizing one of our easy-to-use capsule filling machines.
- Of course, it can also be added into a variety of ointments and creams for external use as well.
It may come as a surprise to many, but Marshmallow Root Powder no longer has an association with the sugary sweet confections of the same name that we know today. Though, it was used as the original flavoring for the candy, before being replaced with other compounds and ingredients. Known amongst many cultures, including the Egyptians, Grecians, and Romans, this beloved herb has been in use for more than 2,000 years. In traditional healing practices, it was prescribed for relief of internal and external irritations of the body’s many systems. In medieval times, it was also used as an ointment thought to prevent burns. Today, it continues to be utilized within a number of remedies around the world and while no longer found in the production of marshmallow candies, it still brings to mind the certain sweetness it was originally known for.
If stored correctly, our Marshmallow Root Powder has a shelf life of up to 2 years. To maintain its freshness, it is recommended to always reseal the bag after opening it and removing as much air from the bag as possible. Store in room temperature, away from any heat source or sunlight.