Marshmallow. Properties. Medicinal Plants

Marshmallow (alchaea officianalis)

Marshmallow Properties

- The marshmallow is specific to the airways, balsamic béquico. Used in all cases of respiratory tract irritation: flu, colds, pharyngitis, laryngitis, bronchitis, emphysema, asthma.
- Also used as a sedative of gastroenteritis: stomatitis, gastritis, peptic ulcer, irritable bowel syndrome, constipation, diarrhea.
- Because of its demulcent action is indicated topical use in burns, abscesses, boils, gingivitis and pharyngitis.
- The marshmallow can be an interesting therapeutic supplement to prevent the occurrence of stomach discomfort when prescribing herbal teas with a high tannin content.
- Studies suggest that the marshmallow reduces blood sugar levels (diabetes).

Contraindications of marshmallow
- No PLS USE dosage forms containing alcohol to children under two years or people with ethyl.

Side effects of marshmallow
None known.

Toxicity: 0 - 1 - 2 - 3
- Due to its abundance of mucilage, may decrease the absorption of other medicinal substances, if taken at the same time.
- When you use the medical diabetics should control blood sugar levels, in case you need to make an adjustment in the dose of insulin or oral antidiabetics.
- As with any medicinal plants that can be taken in tincture or fluid extract should always be kept in mind the alcohol content.

(0 = none, 1 = something toxic, 2 = toxic, 3 = very toxic)

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