Marshmallow Root

Medicinal Properties of Marshmallow plant
Analgesic: acting to relieve pain.
Anti-inflammatory: Reducing inflammation by acting on body mechanisms.
Antiirritant: reduces signs of inflammation, such as swelling, tenderness, pain, itching, or redness.
Antitussive: prevent or relieve a cough.
Diuretic: Promoting excretion of urine/agent that increases the amount of urine excreted.
Decongestant: used to relieve nasal congestion.
Demulcent: relieving inflammation or irritation.
Deobstruent: Removing obstructions;having power to clear or open the natural ducts of the fluids and secretions of the body.
Expectorant: promotes the secretion of sputum by the air passages, used to treat coughs.
Emollient: Soothing and softening effect on the skin or an irritated internal surface.
Hypoglycemic: Reducing the level of the sugar glucose in the blood.
Laxative: tending to stimulate or facilitate the evacuation of the bowels.
Litholytic: Tending to dissolve calculi.
Nephrotonic: tonic for kidney.
Constituents of Roots
Galacturonic acid, galactose, glucose, xylose & rhamnose, polysaccharide althaea mucilage-O, asparaginene, betaine, lecithin and phytosterol, polysaccharides.

The leaves contain the coumarin scopoletin.

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