Plant name: Althea officinalis
Active constituents: polysacchariedes, mucilage, starch, pectin, saccharose, flavanoids
- Reduces inflammation, soothes ulcers, alleviates both diarrhea and constipation, and restores the integrity of tight junctions
- Research suggests that the mucilage content creates a protective layer of tissue on the lining of the digestive tract. Marshmallow root may also stimulate the cells that support tissue regeneration.
- Marshmallow root extract demonstrated strong total antioxidant activity and anti-inflammatory effects