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Mallow leaves 75 g - Herbal Collection

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Mallow leaves 75 g - Herbal Collection

Malva Sylvestris



Mallow is used to help with irritation of the mouth and throat, dry cough, and bronchitis. It is also may help for stomach and bladder complaints.



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plant name


Mallow, Great Mallow, Forest Mallow, Fromageon


International Latin denomination


Malva sylvestris L.


botanical family




Description and habitat


  • Common biennial plant, colonizes embankments and roadsides all over Europe (1 meter high)
  • Fleshy taproot
  • five-lobed leaves
  • Purplish-pink flowers veined with purple, in fascicles at the leaf axils
  • Corolla with 5 petals


History and tradition



Parts used


  • Dried flower (root)


Dosage forms available


  • Whole plant tincture
  • Flowers for herbal teas


Usual dosages




Main components of the plant



Main components of buds or young shoots


Main components of essential oil




Plant properties


  • Emollient, softening, anti-ulcer [1] , anti - Helicobacter pylori [2]
  • Vulnerable [3]
  • Demonstrated antitussive activity
  • laxative
  • Anti-inflammatory [4] , [5]
  • Antioxidant [6] , antiradical [7]
  • Antibacterial ( Staphylococcus aureus , Streptococcus agalactiae , Enterococcus faecalis ), antifungal [8]
  • Immuno-modulating, activator of macrophages and T helper-1 (Th-1) whereas Alcea rosea L. is a polyclonal activator of B lymphocytes [9]
  • Kidney protection ( phenolic compounds ) [10]


Bud properties


Properties of essential oil




Indications of the whole plant (phytotherapy)


  • Spastic colitis
  • Cough treatment
  • Cracks, chapping, insect bites
  • Oral analgesic


Indications of the bud (gemmotherapy)


Specific indications of essential oil (aromatherapy)


Known or suspected mode of action


  • The mucilages dissolve more or less and swell on contact with water to form gels or colloidal solutions


Usual formulations





Possible side effects and precautions for use


Bibliographic references


  1. Aller↑ Gasparetto JC, Martins CA, Hayashi SS, Otuky MF, Pontarolo R. Ethnobotanical and scientific aspects of Malva sylvestris L.: a millennial herbal medicine. J Pharm Pharmacol. 2012 Feb;64(2):172-89. doi: 10.1111/j.2042-7158.2011.01383.x. PMID 22221093
  2. Aller↑ Cogo LL1, Monteiro CL, Miguel MD, Miguel OG, Cunico MM, Ribeiro ML, de Camargo ER, Kussen GM, Nogueira Kda S, Costa LM. Anti-Helicobacter pylori activity of plant extracts traditionally used for the treatment of gastrointestinal disorders. Braz J Microbiol. 2010 Apr;41(2):304-9. doi: 10.1590/S1517-83822010000200007. PMID 24031496
  3. Aller↑ Pirbalouti AG, Azizi S, Koohpayeh A, Hamedi B. Wound healing activity of Malva sylvestris and Punica granatum in alloxan-induced diabetic rats. Acta Pol Pharm. 2010 Sep-Oct;67(5):511-6. PMID 20873419
  4. Aller↑ Prudente AS, Loddi AM, Duarte MR, Santos AR, Pochapski MT, Pizzolatti MG, Hayashi SS, Campos FR, Pontarolo R, Santos FA, Cabrini DA, Otuki MF. Pre-clinical anti-inflammatory aspects of a cuisine and medicinal millennial herb: Malva sylvestris L. Food Chem Toxicol. 2013 Aug;58:324-31. doi: 10.1016/j.fct.2013.04.042. PMID 23684757
  5. Aller↑ Martins CA, Weffort-Santos AM, Gasparetto JC, Trindade AC, Otuki MF, Pontarolo R. Malva sylvestris L. extract suppresses desferrioxamine-induced PGE2 and PGD2 release in differentiated U937 cells: the development and validation of an LC-MS/MS method for prostaglandin quantification. Biomed Chromatogr. 2014 Jan 8. doi: 10.1002/bmc.3106. PMID 24403179
  6. Aller↑ DellaGreca M, Cutillo F, D'Abrosca B, Fiorentino A, Pacifico S, Zarrelli A. Antioxidant and radical scavenging properties of Malva sylvestris. Nat Prod Common. 2009 Jul;4(7):893-6. PMID 19731587
  7. Aller↑ Samavati V, Manoochehrizade A. Polysaccharide extraction from Malva sylvestris and its anti-oxidant activity. Int J Biol Macromol. 2013 Sep;60:427-36. doi: 10.1016/j.ijbiomac.2013.04.050. PMID 23612362
  8. Aller↑ Razavi SM1, Zarrini G, Molavi G, Ghasemi G. Bioactivity of malva sylvestris L., a medicinal plant from Iran. Iran J Basic Med Sci. 2011 Nov;14(6):574-9. PMID 23493458
  9. Aller↑ El Ghaoui WB, Ghanem EB, Chedid LA, Abdelnoor AM. The effects of Alcea rosea L., Malva sylvestris L. and Salvia libanotica L. water extracts on the production of anti-egg albumin antibodies, interleukin-4, gamma interferon and interleukin-12 in BALB/c mice. Phytother Res. 2008 Dec;22(12):1599-604. doi: 10.1002/ptr.2530. PMID 18688815
  10. Aller↑ Marouane W, Soussi A, Murat JC, Bezzine S, El Feki A. The protective effect of Malva sylvestris on rat kidney damaged by vanadium. Lipids Health Dis. 2011 Apr 23;10:65. doi: 10.1186/1476-511X-10-65. PMID 21513564
  • Wichtl Max, Anton Robert. Therapeutic plants: Tradition, officinal practice, science and therapy. Ed. Tec & Doc. Cachan. 1999. p. 335


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Do not exceed the daily dose.


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