Helps prevent gastric upset. Reduces blood sugar levels. Against the cough and bronchial secretions taken marshmallow water. As a poultice, water can be applied with gauze marshmallow on inflamed or painful area.
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From ancient times is known of its existence in the Asian steppes. Grows in wet soil, irrigated with brackish water, as occurs in some river basins throughout the Eurasian continent. Usually the root is used for its high content of mucilage, but if you want to keep the plant, can be used the leaves and flowers with sprigs correspondents (flowering tops). The marshmallow is specific airway balsamic béquico. Used in all cases of respiratory tract irritation: flu, colds, pharyngitis, laryngitis, bronchitis, emphysema, asthma. It is also used as a sedative for gastroenteritis: stomatitis, gastritis, peptic ulcer, irritable bowel syndrome, constipation, diarrhea. For its demulcent action is indicated topical use in burns, abscesses, boils, gingivitis and pharyngitis. Marshmallow can be an interesting adjunct therapy to prevent the occurrence of gastric discomfort when prescribing herbal teas with high tannin content. Studies suggest that the marshmallow reduces blood sugar levels (diabetes). Against cough and bronchial secretions taken marshmallow water, prepared with 50 grams of root, leaving them submerged one liter of warm water, not hot for four hours. They take three cups daily. Contra sores in the mouth or toothaches can chewed root (very clean) and the juice that causes a moderate apparent relief. As a poultice, water can be applied with gauze marshmallow on inflamed or painful area.
Caution due to its abundance of mucilage, may decrease the absorption of other medicinal substances, if taken at the same time. When diabetics use by the physician should monitor blood sugar levels, in case you need to make an adjustment in the dose of insulin or oral hypoglycemic agents. No side effects have been reported.