When taking Marshmallow it feels instantly soothing for the mind and body.
The biggest benefit that marshmallow has to offer is that it’s a natural “mucilage,” which means it acts like a type of soft fiber and swells up when combined with water.
This “slippery” quality forms a protective, thick coating around membranes.
A study published in the Journal of Ethnopharmacology found that these compounds help reduce symptoms like pain and swelling within the nasal passages, the mucous membranes that line the respiratory tract and the lining of the digestive system.
Marshmallow has been shown to have stimulating effects on cell viability and proliferation of epithelial cells, which allows it to form a bioadhesive layer on the cell surface of the skin and within the digestive system.
Because it has a soothing effect on swollen tissues, antibacterial properties and helps guard mucous membranes throughout the body, marshmallow is capable of resolving infections of the throat and skin, while strengthening the gut lining and preventing permeability (called leaky gut syndrome). Interestingly, the mucilage properties of marshmallow seem to remain stable in the body all the way through the digestive system until they reach the colon. This means they don’t change form while passing through the digestive tract and therefore are useful for soothing symptoms of inflammatory digestive disorders.
Research suggests that antioxidants such as flavonoids found within marshmallow allow it to help prevent the formation of oxidative damage that leads to chronic diseases. Marshmallow also speeds up healing by activating the immune system, specifically by facilitating a process called phagocytosis, which removes damaged or dead cells from the body.
No matter which way you decide to use marshmallow root, make sure to drink it with enough water since this helps it form a thick, sticky substance.
Marshmallow should be taken at least one to two hours before or after using other medications. Mucilage properties of marshmallow might decrease how much medicine the body absorbs at one time and interfere with their effects
Ora Well recommends that you check with your healthcare practitioner before taking Tisanes if you are pregnant, breastfeeding, taking medications, heading to surgery. Keep out of reach of children and do not administer to children without your health providers advice.