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

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Last updated on: 06.10.2022

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Definition
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Dried leaves of true marshmallow.

HMPC monograph:Traditional-use: irritation of the mucous membranes of the mouth and throat; dry irritating cough; relief of gastric complaints.

ESCOP mon ograph: dry irritating cough; irritation of the mucous membranes of the mouth and throat; relief of mild gastrointestinal complaints, irritation of the mucous membranes of the stomach.
Commission E monograph: mucosal irritation of the mouth and throat; dry irritating cough; mild inflammation of the gastric mucosa.

Empirical medicine: external emollient poultices, baths and cataplasms for abscess, boils and skin inflammations.

Spectrum of action
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Irritant; mucosal protective; immunomodulatory, increase phagocytosis, antiphlogistic and antimicrobial.

Interactions
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Absorption of other drugs given at the same time may be delayed

Literature
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  2. Wenigmann M. (2017) Phytotherapy medicinal drugs, phytopharmaceuticals, application. Urban & Fischer, pp. 98-99

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