Cooling and Soothing Marshmallow - Althea Officinalis
Herb of July - Marshmallow
The truly stunning marshmallow plant is loved by pollinators of all kinds due to its beautiful, soft, pink, open flowers. The leaves are soft like rabbits’ ears as they are covered in tiny hairs which give them a silvery appearance and a velvety texture. The roots are long and thick, and when snapped exude a gel like substance called mucilage. The young leaves, flowers and roots have all been used in traditional herbal medicine for their cooling and soothing effects.