Marshmallow - a medicinal plant, has expectorant and anti-inflammatory properties.
The healing properties of marshmallow is known for roots and ground part (flowers and leaves), and they are fully manifested only in the second year life of the plant.
Marshmallow root contains mucus, and other substances of colloidal nature, rutin, fatty oil, phytosterol, pectins, tannins and vitamins.
The grass plants are solid essential oils, mucus, carotene, vitamins, ascorbic acid, as well as calcium, iron, magnesium, copper, potassium and zinc. The main value of Marshmallow - contained in the mucus, known for its anti-inflammatory, analgesic, expectorant.
Medicinal properties due marshmallow contained therein in considerable amounts mucous substances, due to which the plant preparations:
- Enjoy shielding and anti-inflammatory effects;
- Reduces cough, sputum improving evacuation;
- To renew the anti-inflammatory medication, prescribed as part of combination therapy.
A decoction of marshmallow root in folk medicine used in the treatment of inflammatory diseases of the urinary tract and kidneys, for gargling in angina and eyewash in the inflammation of the eyelids.
Also, thanks to the beneficial properties of marshmallow used to treat diseases of the gastrointestinal tract and a variety of inflammatory diseases of the upper respiratory tract: chronic and acute bronchitis, tracheitis.
Application Marshmallow is effective in treating:
- Sore throat;
- Gastric ulcer and 12 duodenal ulcer;
Althea officinalis rarely causes side effects, so only serious contraindication to treatment is individual intolerance. In early pregnancy (1-2 trimester) medications with marshmallow should not be accepted, the question of their application at a later date decided by your doctor.
Also, the use is not recommended marshmallow on a background of constipation and disorders of the respiratory function of the lungs.
Ready marshmallow syrup is recommended with caution diabetics. Taking his cough, should be aware that it is impossible to combine the syrup with codeine and other means of suppressing the cough reflex, as this can hinder the output of liquefied sputum and provoke a complication of the disease.
With an overdose of funds on the basis of the plant can cause nausea and vomiting. In this case, you need to wash the stomach and stop the use of marshmallow.
Domestic drug from marshmallow
At home, marshmallow root used for the preparation of therapeutic tea with two teaspoons of crushed root pour 250 ml of cold water, leave for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally. After half an hour tea is well shaken and filtered, after which the slightly warmed and slowly drink small sips.
An important feature of the use of marshmallow root and grass is that bring to a boil and simmer with the plant extracts can not be - contained in it can turn into starch paste.
From herb marshmallow can also make tea, which is taken orally for coughs, gastrointestinal diseases both locally and as a rinse. Two teaspoons of herb marshmallow pour 250 ml of hot water and allow to infuse for 10 minutes. To stimulate the bowel and treatment of the gastrointestinal tract is recommended to drink unsweetened tea. When coughing it adds honey, and is recommended for diabetics to use stevia instead of honey.
In pediatrics good practices in Althea cough - means non-toxic and has a high efficiency. This helps both the finished syrup, marshmallow and prepared at home. It goes well with syrup anise drops - this remedy cures bronchitis and eliminates the "barking" cough.
To make the syrup, marshmallow house, you need to take 2 grams of coarsely chopped root, put it in cheesecloth, hung, substitute an empty container. Root gauze poured into a mixture of 45 g water and 1 g of ethyl alcohol, the tank drained liquid was collected, and then pour it root. Repeat this process for an hour. To the resulting liquid then added 63 grams of sugar and heated to dissolve it.
Marshmallow syrup for children over 12 and adults appoint a tablespoon to 5 times a day. Children 6-12 years old syrup give a teaspoon, for children up to 6 years - 0, 5 tsp. The treatment lasts 10-15 days. Before applying the syrup recommended diluted with water: 50 ml of water per teaspoon means.
A good external remedies are boiled leaves of the plant - they accelerate the healing of wounds and abrasions. Marshmallow root can be eaten in its raw form - it is chewed to relieve sore throat. Rinse with hot marshmallow extract is carried out at an inflammation of the tonsils and gums, and his cold infusion helps with inflammation of the mucous membranes of the eyes and skin.