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Marshmallow 1:5
Althaea officinalis

Serving Type: Oral Liquid

Available In Sizes: 500mL

This product is part of the BioCeuticals Herbal Extracts, a range recommended for practitioners qualified in herbal medicine. The BioCeuticals Herbal Extracts are designed for extemporaneous compounding and dispensing for an individual patient following a consultation.

Product Information

Latin name: Althaea officinalis

Family: Malvaceae (mallow)

Common names: althaea, mallards

Parts used: root, organic ingredients

Native to most of Europe, marshmallow is a herbaceous perennial that grows to over one metre tall. Marshmallow’s oval shaped leaves are soft and velvety on both sides due to dense, soft hair coverage. The roots are thick, long and tapering and are white and fibrous within. In all its parts, marshmallow contains an abundance of mucilage with a very emollient texture.[1]

Its botanical name Althaea is derived from the Greek word ‘altho’ meaning ‘to heal/cure’ and the origin of its family name Malvaceae is in the Greek word ‘malake’ meaning soft’. The herb was revered by the ancient Greek physicians, and both the roots and leaves have been used medicinally and as an edible vegetable in many parts of the world.[1] Marshmallow has cool, moist and sweet characteristics, a soft and mucilaginous texture and a slightly sweet fragrance.[1]

Product features:

  • Vegan friendly
Each 1mL contains herbal extract equiv. to dry:
Althaea officinalis (marshmallow) root 200mg

Solvents: 30% organic cane ethanol, 70% mountain spring water.

Recommended dose: 20-40mL per week.
Shake well before dispensing.

For practitioner compounding and dispensing only.

  • Keep out of reach of children.
  • Do not use if seal on cap is broken.
  • Store below 25°C away from direct sunlight.

For further education and research, refer to the BioCeuticals Marshmallow Monograph.


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