Marshmallow Crushed Roots - Althaea officinalis

Botanical name: Althaea officinalis

Other names: Marsh mallow, Althaea leaves, Sweet weed

Family: Malvaceae

Distribution: Mainly Europe and North America

Origin : USA

All parts of the marshmallow plant all have medicinal properties. It’s an emollient, it helps reducing irritation, reducing excess of gastric acidity, relieves ulcers. It’s a mild laxative and very effective against intestinal disorders. It’s also used to treat cough, asthma and abundant secretion in the bronchi.

The latin name of the genus “Althea” comes from “althein” meaning “to heal”. The leaves, roots and flowers of the plant can be used for healing and well-being purposes.

Our Marshmallow

Our Marshmallow is higher quality because it's freshly harvested by knowledgeable family farmers, as well as it's stored in the cold and dark. It contains a high content of essential oils.

Our Marshmallow is ethically harvested by local family farmers.


Our products are of the highest quality but they have not been certified by the FDA neither Health Canada for human consumption. Therefore, we have to specify that they cannot be sold for human consumption. They are sold for incense and soap making purposes, decorative purposes and/or legitimate ethnobotanical research. The information given about the plants is for academic purposes only and not intended to be used medically. TrancePlants, its suppliers, agents, employees and distributors cannot be held accountable for any misuse of the products offered.


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