Marshmallow makes its earliest appearance in historical texts in the Old Testament. A dish of mallow was considered a delicacy by the ancient Romans, and the Chinese also used a species of mallow for food.
Famed herbalist Culpepper wrote extensively in the 1600's about Marshmallow's many beneficial virtues in his time. He wrote (in part): “Apply the leaves so boiled warm to the belly. It not only voids hot, choleric, and other offensive humours, but eases the pains and torments of the belly coming thereby; and are therefore used in all clysters conducing to those purposes. The leaves bruised, and laid to the eyes with a little honey, take away the imposthumations of them. The leaves bruised or rubbed upon any place stung with bees, wasps, or the like, presently take away the pain, redness, and the swelling that rise thereupon. ”
Marshmallow was also historically popular as an aid for the respiratory system. It must be used topically as a decoction to soothe the throat and chest, since the mucilage is not absorbed by the digestive tract.
Marshmallow has also earned itself a loyal following in individuals who have found its properties to be incredibly soothing, calming and healing to irritated and problematic skin. It can be added to baths or used in homemade lotions that can be massaged directly onto specific areas of need.
Pregnancy/Lactation: Marshmallow is generally considered safe for pregnancy and lactation, but we suggest that you speak with your healthcare practitioner or herbalist prior to starting any new herb.
Storage:Due to the Beeyoutiful's Herbs and Bulk Foods being organic or wildcrafted, there is a slight chance that there could be some naturally occurring bugs. Beeyoutiful takes precautions on our end to minimize the chances, but we do suggest that you store them in a cold area - possibly the freezer - in an air tight container.