Althaea officinalis

Authors: Prof. Dr. med. Peter Altmeyer, Prof. Dr. med. Martina Bacharach-Buhles

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Last updated on: 14.06.2024

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The true marshmallow(Althaea officinalis) belongs to the mallow family. In naturopathy, the mucilage of marshmallow is used, which is found particularly in the leaves and roots.

Althaea officinalis is the parent plant of Althaeae radix, the officinal marshmallow root (DAB9), which is used as a mucilage drug for catarrhal diseases of the respiratory tract and gastrointestinal tract.

General information
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Marshmallow has a height of up to 1.5 metres and is approximately strong. The upright stem is tubular on the inside and has felty hairs on the outside, just like the leaves. The leaves are greyish-green and shiny, the flowers are pink with purple anthers. The lower leaves are triangular-heart-shaped and lobed, the upper ones look ovoid and lobed. The marshmallow flowers between July and September and is mainly found in south-east Europe and western Asia.

General therapy
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Preparations: Bronchial Tea 400, Bronchostad®, Dr. Klinger's Cough and Bronchial Tea®, Gerner Antibronchiticum N®, Gerner Antibronchiticum N

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