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Marshmallow Root - 60 capsules - Herbal Collection

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Althaea officinalis

Marshmallow Root - 60 capsules - Herbal Collection




Meadowsweet is used for colds, bronchitis, upset stomach, heartburn, peptic ulcer disease, and joint disorders including gout.


It is also used to increase urine output and kill germs in the urine of people with bladder infection


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plant name


Marshmallow, marshmallow (English)


International Latin denomination


Althaea officinalis L.


botanical family




Description and habitat


  • Tall perennial herb (60 - 120 cm), with lobed and toothed leaves
  • Corolla with 5 pinkish white petals
  • Spontaneous throughout Europe, especially the marshes and coasts of the Atlantic coast
  • Conical taproot in white color


History and tradition



Parts used


  • root, leaf, flower


Dosage forms available



Usual dosages




Main components of the plant



Main components of buds or young shoots


Main components of essential oil




Plant properties



Bud properties


Properties of essential oil




Indications of the whole plant (phytotherapy)


  • Marshmallow Root Stick in Teething
  • periodontal diseases
  • Irritating dry cough, asthma, bronchial hypersecretion
  • All inflammatory disorders of the digestive tract: gastritis, ileitis, colitis, diverticulitis, proctitis
  • Cystitis
  • Skin inflammation, boils and abscesses in local application of the flower infusion
  • Bleaching agent, inhibition of melanocyte activation [13]


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 colloidal solutions improving the glide of secretions


Usual formulations





Possible side effects and precautions for use


Bibliographic references


  1. Aller↑ Gudej J. Flavonoids, Phenolic Acids and Coumarins from the Roots of Althaea officinalis. PlantaMed. 1991 Jun;57(3):284-5. PMID 17226162
  2. Aller↑ Peter Capek, Rudolf Toman, Alžbeta Kardošová, Jozef Rosík. Polysaccharides from the roots of the marsh mallow (Althaea officinalis L.): Structure of an arabinan. Carbohydrate Research, Volume 117, 16 June 1983, Pages 133–140
  3. Aller↑ SM Ali Shah, Naveed Akhtar, M. Akram, Pervaiz Akhtar Shah, Tariq Saeed, Khalil Ahmed, HM Asif. Pharmacological activity of Althaea officinalis L. Journal of Medicinal Plants Research Vol. 5(24), p. 5662-5666, October 30, 2011 [1]
  4. Aller↑ Gabriela Nosáľvá, Anna Strapková, Alžbeta Kardošová, Peter Capek. Antitussive Activity of a Rhamnogalacturonan Isolated from the Roots of Althaea Officinalis L., Var. Robusta. Journal of Carbohydrate Chemistry, Volume 12, Issue 4-5, 1993 [2]
  5. Aller↑ Sutovská M, Nosálová G, Sutovský J, Franová S, Prizenznáková L, Capek P. Possible mechanisms of dose-dependent cough suppressive effect of Althaea officinalis rhamnogalacturonan in guinea pigs test system. Int J Biol Macromol. 2009 Jul 1;45(1):27-32. PMID 19447256
  6. Aller↑ Sutovska M, Nosalova G, Franova S, Kardosova A. The antitussive activity of polysaccharides from Althaea officinalis l., var. Robusta, Arctium lappa L., var. Herkules, and Prunus persica L., Batsch. Bratisl Lek Listy. 2007;108(2):93-9. PMID 17685009
  7. Aller↑ A.E. Al-Snafi. The pharmaceutical importance of Althaea officinalis and Althaea rosea: a review. Int J PharmTech Res 5(3), 1378-1385
  8. Aller↑ Sutowska M et al. Antitussive activity of Althaea officinalis polysaccharide rhamnogalacturonan and its change in guinea pigs with ovalbumin-induced airways inflammation. Bratisl Lek Listy, 2011, 112 12 [3]
  9. Aller↑ Mahfuz Elmastas, Lokman Ozturk, Isa Gokce, Ramazan Erenler, Hassan Y. Aboul‐Enein. Determination of Antioxidant Activity of Marshmallow Flower (Althaea officinalis L.). Analytical Letters, Volume 37, Issue 9, 2004
  10. Aller↑ Suzan Ozturk, Sezai Ercisli. Antibacterial Activity of Aqueous and Methanol Extracts of Althaea officinalis. and Althaea cannabina. from Turkey. Pharmaceutical Biology 2007 45:3, 235-240
  11. Aller↑ Rouhi Hamid, Ganji Forouzan. Effect of Althaea Officinalis on Cough Associated with ACE Inhibitors. Pakistan Journal of Nutrition 01/2007 [4]
  12. Aller↑ Mahfuz Elmastas, Lokman Ozturk, Isa Gokce, Ramazan Erenler, Hassan Y. Aboul-Enein. Determination of Antioxidant Activity of Marshmallow Flower (Althaea officinalis L.). Analytical Letters, Volume 37, Issue 9, 2004, pages 1859-1869 DOI:10.1081/AL-120039431
  13. Aller↑ Akemi Kobayashi, Akira Hachiya, Atsushi Ohuchi, Takashi Kitahara, Yoshinori Takema. Inhibitory Mechanism of an Extract of Althaea officinalis L. on Endothelin-1-Induced Melanocyte Activation. Biological and Pharmaceutical Bulletin, Vol. 25 (2002), No. 2229
  • Wichtl Max, Anton Robert. Therapeutic plants: Tradition, officinal practice, science and therapy. Ed. Tec & Doc. Cachan. 1999. p. 23
  • Rani S, Khan SA, Ali M. Phytochemical investigation of the seeds of Althea officinalis L. Nat Prod Res. 2010 Sep;24(14):1358-64. doi: 10.1080/14786411003650777. PMID 20803381


Store in a cool, dry place, away from light. Keep tightly closed, away from the reach of Children and pets.

Do not exceed the daily dose.


This product is not intended to prevent or cure any form of illness or disease.

If you are pregnant or nursing ; If you have a medical condition or are in the course of medical treatment ; If you are programmed for theater/operation in the near future, please consult your healthcare practitioner before using this product.


This product cannot replace a varied and balanced diet and a healthy lifestyle.


This product has not been evaluated by the SAHPRA for its quality, safety or intended use.