Marshmallow root's use as a medicinal and cosmetic herb dates back thousands of years to when it was used by the ancient Greeks, Egyptians and Romans. Marshmallows were originally made from candied roots of this plant.
It is a perennial plant with soft leaves and beautiful flowers. Its roots contain natural mucilage, excellent for strengthening and moistening muscous membranes,particularly in the throat, lungs and digestive system. This also makes it excellent for hydrating and softening skin, especially dry, ageing skin.
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