You may be surprised at the health benefits of Marshmallow. I know I was!
Little known fact: Marshmallow is an ample source of trace minerals, particularly chromium, iron, magnesium and selenium.
Modern research has discovered that Marshmallow improves immune system function.
It does it by enhancing the action of white blood cells against microorganisms.
Additional research indicates a possible reduction in blood sugar levels which could be of benefit to diabetics.
In the 17th century, European herbalist discovered that Marshmallow was effective in treating bronchial asthma,
bronchial congestion, dry coughs, fevers, hoarseness, pleurisy, shortness of breath and even wheezing.
Marshmallow increases the production of mucosal fluids. It soothes inflamed tissues & stimulates expectoration of excess phlegm.
As a BONUS – It works to protect mucous membranes!
In the mid-19th century, Marshmallow was included in the U.S. Pharmacopoeia for treating colds,
diarrhea, dysentery, gastrointestinal problems, gonorrhea and hoarseness.
Marshmallow works to counteract excess stomach acid, gastritis, hiatal hernias and peptic ulcers.
It is even used to treat Irritable Bowel syndrome & other various intestinal problems.
Marshmallow is used to treat incontinence, frequent urination, painful urination and urinary tract infection.
So there you go! Learn something NEW everyday.
And all this time I thought Marshmallow was only for making smores!!!!!! (yummy)