Marshmallow Leaf

Marshmallow Leaf

MARSHMALLOW LEAF

Common Name: Marshmallow Leaf

Other Common Names: Marsh Mallow, Marsh-Mallow, Common Marshmallow, Althea Root, Sweet Weed, Mallards, Guimave, Mortification Plant, Schloss Tea, Wymote 1 2

Latin Name: Althaea officinalis

Native to: Europe, Western Asia, and North Africa 1

Plant Family: Malvaceae (Mallow family)

Primary Use in Herbal Blends: Used as a modifier for lung health and flavor. 3

Benefits: Adds earthy flavor, body and may have a calming effect. 4

PHYSICAL CHARACTERISTICS

Type: Single stemmed plant with a few lateral branches. 1

Height: Grows to between 3 to 6.5 feet tall. 1

Leaves: Short, toothed, thick, soft, and velvety on both sides. 1

Flowers: Broad flowers with five white or pinkish-purple petals and reddish-purple centers. 1

Fruit: Small, bean-shaped, flat or disk-like, brown seeds.

REFERENCES

1 Wikipedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Althaea_officinalis 2 Starwest Botanicals, https://www.starwest-botanicals.com/category/marshmallow-leaf/ 3 The Herbal Academy, https://theherbalacademy.com/herbal-smoking-blends 4 Highwinds Herbs, http://www.highwindsherbs.com/product/MD158

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