White Marshmallow is a perennial herbaceous plant that grows up to 2 meters. It has a short and thick rhizome. The leaves are spirally placed, and the trunk is covered with white hairs. The flowers are white or pink.
For medicine, the roots, leaves and flowers are used. The leaves and flowers are collected in summer, while the plant blooms, and the roots in autumn or spring.
White marshmallow contains mucus, starch, mineral ingredients, mucilagin etc.
From the white mucus from the spongy part of the root mixed with water, we get a gel that has a very soothing effect on inflamed mucous membranes, helps white blood cells to fight against germs in the body and reduce blood sugar.
Since ancient times, white marshmallow has been used in traditional medicine against coughs, colds, flu, bronchitis, sinus, asthma and today it is also used in medicine.
White mallow is also used in diseases of the lungs, stomach, gastritis, colitis, urinary tract infections and kidney stone.
It is externally used in – abscesses, ulcers, skin ulcers, cuts, varicose veins, dental abscess and gingivilitis.
Method of use –
Place one to two tablespoons of crushed root in a container with cold water, soak for 12 hours, and mix often. Then strain, heat and drink 1 spoon every 3 hours.
– White immortelle
White immortelle is an annual or biennial herbaceous pland, tall up to 30 cm. It has a branched stem, densely covered with hairs. The leaves are oval and green-white on the front, and on the back white and woolly, the flowers are tiny, brownish yellow at the top of the plant.
For medicine, the above-ground part is used against high blood pressure, ulcers of the stomach and duodenum, against diseases of the gallbladder and liver, diabetes, externally against skin diseases.
White immortelle tea is prepared in the following way – 10g. dry herbs are covered with 250 ml. hot water, and then the container is covered for 30 min. Strain and drink a tablespoon before eating.