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BLUE MALLOW - 錦葵屬
Malva silvestris

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Cough, bronchitis, hoarseness, catarrh of the larynge (laryngitis) and throat, angina, tonsillitis, pulmonary emphysema ; also intenstinal, stomach colics, Gastritis ...

Description

Composition :
Capsule, 100% Malva silvestris folium - 190 mg

Part used :
Leaf

The Mallow (Malva sylvestris), aka Tall Mallow, Blue Mallow or Cheese Cake, is a herbaceous plant in the Mallows family (Malvaceae), native to western Europe, northern Africa and western Asia. It is a vigorously healthy plant with showy flowers of bright mauve-purple, with dark veins; a handsome plant, often standing 1 meter (3 ft) high and growing freely in fields, hedge rows and in fallow fields.

The leaves are alternating, without stems and shaped like a hand with 5 or more lobes, downy, with prominent veins on the bottom. The flowers are reddish-purple with dark stripes, in axillary clusters of 2 to 4 and elongated along the main stem with the flowers at the base opening first.

Although Mallow is a herb with many well known medicinal benefits (see below), it has generated little interest by medical research. The anti-inflammatory, mucous-disolving, wound-healing and skin-protecting properties are likely due to bio-active ingredients like mucilage, malvin (aka anthocyanin), tanning agents and essential oils.

History: In European folk medicine, the Mallow is traditionally used for treatment of skin infections, infection of the mucous lining of the mouth (stomatitis), ulcerous wounds and boils, eczema, cough and bronchitis.

Dosage

Take 2-6 capsules daily, with plenty of water.

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