Product: Marshmallow Root Powder
Latin Name: Althaea officinalis syn. Althaea sublobata, Althaea taurinensis, Althaea vulgaris, Malva officinalis.
Plant Family: Malvaceae
Other Names: English Mallow, Meshmellish, Cheeses, Mortification Root, Althea Root, Wymote Altea, Alteia, Althée, Guimauve, Guimauve Officinale, Gulkhairo, Herba Malvae, Malvavisco, Mortification Root, Racine de Guimauve, Wymote & Sweet Weed.
Description: Marshmallow is an herbaceous perennial native to Europe and now naturalised in America, it can grow to a height of 2.2 metres. The leaves are 5-8cm in length, and mid green in colour, they have short stems and are cordate with 3-5 lobes and toothed edges, they have a soft, velvety coating on both sides, and the underside of the leaf is paler green than the upper side. The flowers are hermaphrodite, and consist of 5 obovate almost heart shaped petals which are pale pink in colour and approximately 3cm in diameter.
Powdered marshmallow root can be used to bind together ingredients to make confectionary; it can even be made in to glue like paste. Decoctions and infusions can be added to lotions, soaps, creams and tonics for the skin, adding soothing and softening properties to the preparation.
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Shelf life of two years provided that goods are stored in an airtight container in ambient conditions.