He marshmallow It is another of those plants that has a very interesting series of properties that positively benefit the respiratory tract. Therefore, it is recommended at this time, where flu and colds affect a greater number of people each time.
It is a perennial herbaceous plant that belongs to the Malvaceae family, can reach one meter in height and is characteristic because its leaves are soft and very hairy, while its flowers are reddish white.
Of course, although the marshmallow It belongs to the same species as the mallows, it tends to be much bigger.
As far as phytotherapy is concerned, and mainly thanks to its benefits and properties , its root is commonly used, since it is very well preserved.
It is ideal in the treatment of inflammations and irritations, having anti-inflammatory and soothing properties.
In the period of the growth of the teeth, it used to be the habit to chew a piece of its root to the children, at the same time that its cooking was used to treat the inflamed wounds, the skin irritations and the dermatosis.
This is due to its high mucilage content, which in fact make it an excellent ally for the respiratory tract, helping positively against bronchial secretions and cough.