Today we are focusing on a wonderfully medicinal herb that does not get much attention. And if you have a wet area in your yard and like late summer flower, this plant is perfect for you!
This week's HERB of the WEEK is Marsh Mallow (Althaea officinlis)
- Mouth Wash - Use it to treat painful mouth conditions like mouth ulcers, canker sores, cuts on the inside of the cheeks, inflamed gums and even sore throats are soothed with a marshmallow rinse. Simply swish the cold infused tea around in your mouth to coat the affected tissues.
- Heartburn home remedy - Use this cold infusion to find relief from heartburn, peptic ulcers, and inflamed intestines. Besides being able to soothe inflammation, marshmallow root can also heal wounds within the digestive tract.
- Skin Wash – As a topical treatment for wounds and burns, it has been known to prevent gangrene.
The salve will thicken on cooling, usually from the bottom upwards if you pour into cold jars. It will usually be a paler color than the original oil.
4 parts Peppermint Leaf
Red Clover Blossoms
Echinacea Purpurea Leaf
1 part each:
White Pine Bark
Echinacea Purpurea Root
Wild Cherry Bark
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