The marshmallow plant can be found in various parts of America, Asia and Europe and its roots, flowers and leaves can all be used for marshmallow root tea. This particular herb has been put to use for centuries, thanks to its overall healing, calming and soothing properties. Plus, there are many health benefits of marshmallow root tea because it is filled with vitamins, which can boost your immune system, such as vitamins C and A, and pectin.
Marshmallow root tea is most commonly used to treat digestive and respiratory problems. It can also treat mouth, throat and intestinal tract irritations. When mixed with some liquid, marshmallow roots also yield mucilage that can be put to use as emollients to soothe skin inflammations. This mucilage can also soothe coughs by coating and soothing the throat’s mucus membranes. Other health benefits of marshmallow root tea include its ability to help soothe painful ulcers and treat heartburn. A lot of people also say that drinking marshmallow root tea can help stop vomiting overall and can help pass kidney stones much easier.
A lot of women prone to infections in the urinary tract find marshmallow root tea helpful in healing and soothing mild cystitis cases. The plant’s flowers can also be turned into a poultice for external use to treat skin wounds, skin irritations and burns. If you create a flower and leaf infusion with it, you could also use it to soothe your sore throat by gargling it. It would also be helpful as eye wash.
Consuming marshmallow root tea could slow down medication absorption, though, and if you are a diabetic who takes insulin, you need to be very careful when taking it since it can also lower your levels of blood sugar. Always ask your doctor if it is alright to drink this tea if you are taking any medications whatsoever. Fortunately, there are no side effects that come with it, though.
The health benefits of marshmallow root tea tend to appear faster in several individuals than in others. While some people feel the soothing properties almost instantly, others might only feel the benefits after several months. Marshmallow root can be found online and in various health food shops. It can appear as a powder, a liquid or a pill.