Indicated as important protective skin, pimples, sores, wounds, insect bites, dermatitis, and eczema. It is also anti-catarrhal, chest, sore throat, in diseases of the respiratory processes, cough, chest pain etc ... Soften the airways. Digestive and diuretic.
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Mallow is distributed almost all over the world as it adapts easily to different types of terrain. To have the properties of the mallow used flowers and leaves. Its properties are emollient, indicated as important protective skin, pimples or boils, sores, wounds, ulcers, vaginitis, abscesses, insect bites, dermatitis, eczema, hemorrhoids, or any type of injury. The properties of the mucilage contained in this plant will serve to soften. Anti-inflammatory of the mucosa of the stomach, bladder, bowel, mouth, gums, throat and tonsils. Also against dry mouth, stomach and intestinal ulcers. Anticatarrhal, béquica, chest, sore throat, in diseases of the respiratory processes, cough, chest pain, catarrh of the throat, bronchi and tonsils. Its properties soothe the respiratory tract. Tract, combats constipation and antidiarrheal (regulator of intestinal transit). Stimulates urine production and combat cystitis, pyelitis, nephritis, urethritis. In the form of hydroalcoholic extract stimulates the defenses. For skin conditions can make a poultice of crushed tender plant, on the part of the affected skin. In case of eczema can apply a cold compress with the decoction of two tablespoons of dried leaves and flowers per liter of water. As a regulator of intestinal transit can add to a quart of boiling water for 30 to 40g of leaves and mauve flowers. Before taking leave for 15 minutes. We recommend drinking 3 cups a day. For oral disease, such as laryngitis, sore throats, etc.., Cooking water from a cup with a couple of teaspoons of mauve flowers. Let stand ten minutes before gargling. To relieve a sore throat we can do gargles with the decoction of the flowers and leaves. For chest pain could prepare an infusion of two teaspoons of dried leaves per cup of water. To increase its value emollient may be taken with honey. Cough is recommended an infusion of a spoonful of flowers with two eucalyptus leaves. Another interesting recipe for respiratory conditions is generally added to a glass of milk about 10 gr. leaves and mauve flowers and take it before bedtime. Another recipe very useful for treating bites and burns is prepared by cooking a handful of mallow leaves in a cup of water and wet them with a little olive oil. Apply to the affected area. Because of its soothing properties has been used traditionally to relieve the discomfort experienced by children when their teeth come in, giving the root bark to be chewed and rub her gums. Mallow also be consumed as food in salads mixed with other vegetables. Apart from the medicinal values, is a plant rich in vitamins A, B, C and E. The resulting liquid to boil a bunch of flowers is also a good facial toner. No contraindications have been reported, however the alcohol-based preparations for oral administration to children under two years is not recommended.