Also known as: Althaea officinalis, althaea leaf or althaea leaf, mortification root, Schloss tea, sweet weed, Hock herb, Marshmallow Leaf.
Farming Type: Organic
Marshmallow is a perennial herb native throughout damp areas of northern Europe and western Asia. It is now naturalized to the Atlantic coast of the United States and used as an ornamental for its pointed foliage and purple flowers. References to marshmallow root as a healing herb are found in Homer?s Iliad, written over 2,800 years ago. Its genus ("first") name Althaea comes from the Greek altho, to cure, and its order name, Malvaceae, is derived from the Greek malake, soft Marshmallow root was widely used in traditional Greek medicine. The use of the herb spread from Greece to Arabia and India, where it became an important herb in the Ayurvedic and Unani healing traditions. All of these traditions used marshmallow as a soothing agent: demulcent, diuretic, emollient, and vulnerary..
Marshmallow root relieves irritation by coating inflamed surfaces. Its primary use in modern herbal medicine is to relieve sore throat, but it also relieves perianal inflammation (when taken orally) caused by severe diarrhea.
Note: Marshmallow root is completely non-toxic, but its mucilage can interfere with the absorption of other medicines if taken at the same time. The asparagine in the root can cause a mild odor in the urine, but has no other physiological effect.
In magick, Althaea is ruled by Water. It is often used in protection rites and sachets. It is also an excellent herb to use to stimulate psychic powers and abilities. I can also be used in spirit summoning blends.
Keywords: Spirits, psychic energy, healing and protection
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