Marshmallow Root dates back centuries. Iliad mentions it (written 2800 years ago). Ancient Greeks and Indians utilised it for healing.
It's a cooling, relaxing, slippery demulcent plant. It helps digestion, skin, and hair. When brewing Marshmallow Root tea, use cold water to preserve its mucilaginous qualities.
Some ways that we use it:– As a soothing tea during colds, flu or sore throats.– For digestive problems like heartburn, stomach illness or occasional digestive troubles. I usually mix with peppermint leaf or ginger to make a soothing tea.
On skin–Add to lotions, salves, and tinctures. Eczema and sunburn relief.In hair, I use the dried root in my homemade detangling hair spray (great for kids).Urinary infections–I've used Marshmallow Root tea to speed healing.
Where to Get Marshmallow Root– I order in bulk here by the pound.– I’ve also ordered in capsule form for easy use.
-You can order teabags if you won't use a whole pound for tea, detangling spray, marshmallows, or skin.
-I ordered a marshmallow-root herbal salve for wound healing, skin irritation, and more.
Marshmallow Root Tea RecipeINGREDIENTS– 1 TBSP Marshmallow Root– 1 tsp Peppermint Leaf optional- for taste– 1 cup warm not boiling water
INSTRUCTIONS– Combine the herbs and water in a pint size mason jar and put on the lid.– Shake gently and put in refrigerator for a few hours or overnight.– Strain and drink cool.