Althaea Officinalis (marshmallow) is a common plant in Europe and Western Asia. We usually find it near the riverbeds, as it prefers wet, sandy soils. All parts of the plant are useful in herbal medicine.
Althya is an ancient edible plant and medicine, it is mentioned in the Bible and in Arabic and Chinese history as a valuable food for the poor and in times of famine. The ancient Greeks used it both as a medicine and as a decorative for the tombs. It has its name from the ancient Greek word athos which means heal.
Althaia is now used by herbalists in the treatment of gastrointestinal problems. Its high adhesive content (up to 35% in roots and up to 10% in leaves) allows it to soothe and heal inflammation of the stomach and small intestine. Althaea is considered to be particularly effective in ulcers and in cases of gastritis and colitis. At the same time, Althaia is considered to have a positive effect on the urinary tract because as it follows the food passage, its anti-inflammatory action soothes and heals the urinary tract.
Althaea is used whole (all parts of the plant cut). We offer you the cut leaves of the plant. Althea beyond the vegetable glue contains tannins and 1-2% asparagine.
The recommended dosage by therapists for Althaia is 6.0gr daily. Use 2.0g (one teaspoon) in 250ml of water (one mug) three times a day. We would also suggest that instead of pouring hot water over the dried herb leave Althaea in cold water for the whole night for infusion.
If you do not have the time to prepare a decoction, then we suggest you to see the 100% natural and highly potent Althaia, which is in liquid form and ready for consumption.
Herbs are and should be treated as medicines.