Season 9 Episode 9:
Marshmallow Root Benefits

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Marshmallow Root Benefits

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Episode Summary

Slippery, slimy, gooey… these probably aren’t words you associate with medicine, but sometimes they’re exactly what you need. And they perfectly describe marshmallow root’s benefits!

In fact, marshmallow (Althaea officinalis) is one of our most healing and soothing medicinal herbs! In this episode, I’m showing you exactly how to make a marshmallow root tea recipe for the best marshmallow root benefits. Making this tea is so easy, you don’t even have to heat up water! (You can find the link for your free, printable recipe card in the section below.)

So… when might you turn to marshmallow root tea?

► To soothe your sore throat and/or dry spasmodic cough. Marshmallow root tea is cooling and moistening, a welcome balm to dry tissues.

► To address many kinds of inflammation in the gut. It’s ability to calm irritated tissues and promote healing makes marshmallow root tea a valuable ally when you need to modulate inflammation in the gut. (By the way, if chronic inflammation is a concern for you or a loved one, definitely check out my free, on-demand video training: ►►►

These are just a couple of the possible applications for tissue-calming, healing marshmallow root tea… But there’s a lot more to know about working with marshmallow, so be sure to tune in to the entire episode for all the goodies.

After listening in to this episode, you’ll know:

► How marshmallow supports the body in fighting off pathogens

► The surprising way marshmallow can aid a breast/chestfeeding parent

► Which medication for treating atopic dermatitis was outperformed by marshmallow

► The marshmallow relative whose leaves and flowers are even more demulcent than marshmallow’s

► When and how to harvest marshmallow leaves and roots

► Who is NOT a good match for marshmallow

► Why marshmallow can be great when you’re convalescing

► and more…

Slippery, slimy, gooey… hardly words you’d think of when describing your medicine, but this exactly describes marshmallow root’s benefits.


What You'll Learn from This Episode

  • [01:09] Introduction to marshmallow (Althaea officinalis)
  • [03:28] Marshmallow energetics 
  • [05:26] Marshmallow for the urinary tract
  • [06:38] Marshmallow for the cold and flu season
  • [07:58] Marshmallow for digestive inflammation
  • [08:34] Marshmallow for skin health, including healing wounds and soothing burns
  • [10:55] Other mallows
  • [11:54] How to identify marshmallow
  • [13:28] Special considerations
  • [14:05] Marshmallow root tea recipe
  • [18:18] Herbal tidbit

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Rosalee is an herbalist and author of the bestselling book Alchemy of Herbs: Transform Everyday Ingredients Into Foods & Remedies That Healand co-author of the bestselling book Wild Remedies: How to Forage Healing Foods and Craft Your Own Herbal Medicine. She's a registered herbalist with the American Herbalist Guild and has taught thousands of students through her online courses. Read about how Rosalee went from having a terminal illness to being a bestselling author in her full story here.  


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