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MARSHMALLOW ROOT - Leaves are of a slightly different chemical makeup than the root. They contain flavonoids including kaempferol, quercetin, and diosmetin glucosides; additionally, the leaves contain the coumarin scopoletin and phenolic acids including syringic acid, caffeic acid, salicylic acid, and vanillic acid. The root and the leaf of the plant both contain a substance known as a mucilate. This mucusy substance does not dissolve in water. When wet it swells and becomes very slippery. Marshmallow increases the production of the body’s mucosal fluids.
This soothing action is very helpful with any condition that is irritated or chapped and works to sooth inflamed tissues. The root and leaves of the plant are used medicinally. Marshmallow has been used for many to relieve coughs and sore throats, as well as for chapped skin and minor wounds. When applied to a splinter, thorn or bee sting, it would draw out the offender and speed healing. If the skin is red, has a splinters/stings or irritations, you can apply crushed marshmallow to it and will increases the healing time.
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