Benefits of Marshmallow Root for the Skin


May 19, 2021

Marshmallow Root (Althaea officinalis) has been used for thousands of years by the Greeks, Egyptians and the Chinese. Common uses for Marshmallow Root include coughs, congestion and sore throats by drinking the tea. This root can be found in Europe along with Africa.

Marshmallow Root is antiviral, anti-inflammatory, antibacterial and anti-mucilaginous making it an excellent herb for healthy skin. These properties also allow the root to create softer skin and reduce swelling. The anti-inflammatory properties make it excellent for treating eczema and dermatitis. When this fibrous root is combined with a liquid it forms a soft, slippery base which protects the skin, moisturizes and creates a protective shield making it excellent for ultra sensitive skin.

This root also soothes the nerve, sense system of the skin. It is considered an anti-irritant making it a good choice for those with hypersensitive skin and/or allergies. It has been used in the past for chaffing, swelling, itching and redness on the skin. It has been used to treat various skin issues.

Marshmallow Root may also aid with reducing wrinkles, age spots, psoriasis and acne. The anti-bacterial properties can aid with preventing infections while the antioxidant properties can reduce recovery time of scrapes and wounds. These properties also aid with improving the overall appearance of the skin.

Marshmallow Root tea, extract or tincture has the ability to aid with a variety of health issues.

  • Soothe respiratory system

  • Boost the immune system

  • Reduce inflammation

  • Manage diabetes

  • Improve digestion

  • Detox the body

  • Aid with weight lose

  • Support the gut microbiome

Disclaimer – This information is for educational purposes only. Always consult with a health care professional before ingesting any herbs as they can have a negative effect on those taking certain medications, pregnant women and/or women trying to get pregnant.

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