Updated: Mar 28, 2022
“Mallow has been a symbol of sweetness and mildness – it certainly has a sweet flavour and smooth texture. Marshmallow is the origin of the soft sweets of the same name. However… the modern marshmallow sweets unfortunately do not contain anything of the plant or its constituents.”
A bit of herbal wisdom now from Anne McIntyre who is a Fellow of the National Institute of Medical Herbalists, a Member of the Ayurvedic Professionals association, and a Member of the College of Practitioners of Phytotherapy. She has been practising herbal medicine and Ayurveda for forty years and lives and works in Gloucestershire, UK. On occasion of Anne’s latest book ‘Healing with flowers – The power of floral medicine’ by Aeon Books, we feature this beautiful Marshmallow chapter in the Spring issue of Aromatika Magazine.
“Marshmallow is a wonderful remedy for any kind of irritation or inflammation, both internally and externally, because of its great soothing and healing properties. It is rich in mucilage and also contains asparagin, tannins, pectin, sterols, coumarins, flavonoids, phenolic acids, amino acids, salicylic acid, minerals including calcium, iron, magnesium, manganese, phosphorus, potassium, selenium, zinc, and vitamins B1, B2, B3, E and C.”
In our HERBS section of our bountiful new SPRING issue of AROMATIKA Magazine 9.1. , you will find this wonderful section from Anne McIntyre - Althaea officinalis: Marshmellow The flower of softness!