As a medicinal herb, Marshmallow has traditionally been used in the treatment of infection and digestive problems. It contains anti-tussive, anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and antiviral properties, and consists of flavonoids, amino acids, pectin, coumarin, kaempferol, phenolic acids, quercetin and tannins. It can be used to treat cough, cold, urinary tract infection (UTI), respiratory and bladder infection, bronchitis, tonsillitis, joint pain, digestive upset, leaky gut syndrome, burns, wounds, diarrhea, constipation, eczema, PMS and bloating. Benefits include its ability to fight bacteria, improve digestive health, improve skin, reduce water retention and improve cardiovascular health. It is available in powder, tea, tincture and ointment form.
WARNING: Side effects may include lowered blood sugar levels. Caution is advised to diabetics and pregnant women. It is recommended to consult a healthcare professional before usage.