Mallow, medicinal properties, benefits and uses in home remedies

Malva , Malva sylvestris , a perennial plant that has very characteristic and differentiating purple or pinkish flowers. It has been used traditionally in folk medicine due to the medicinal properties of mallow .

Mallow root, leaves and flowers are used for medicinal purposes. In addition, the flowers are edible.

In this article you will learn about the active principles and medicinal action of mallow, the medicinal properties and the most common uses in home and natural remedies with mallow and finally the contraindications of this medicinal plant.

Active principles of mallow and medicinal action

Mallow contains active principles such as tannins, mucilages, malvina and vitamins A, B1, B2 and C.

This medicinal plant has anti-inflammatory, demulcent, antitussive, laxative, mucolytic, hypoglycemic, diuretic, emollient and antiseptic action.

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Mallow medicinal properties and uses

mallow benefits Mallow is used as an infusion for bronchitis.

Soothe a sore throat with a mallow infusion.

This medicinal plant can help improve insomnia.

Relieve headaches with mallow.

Mallow is a natural remedy for bouts of diarrhea.

It is an effective plant for urinary tract ailments.

The anti-inflammatory action makes it an excellent natural remedy for arthritis, rheumatism, obesity, allergies, etc.

Mallow for cases of gout or high uric acid.

It can be a natural remedy for peptic ulcer.

The emollient effect of mallow makes it a plant to consider when making homemade masks or creams to smooth and prevent wrinkles.

Improve colds, flu and seams with mallow infusions.

To clean wounds, cuts, stings, boils, use the infusion of mallow. In addition, it helps to heal.

Mallow is very effective in improving hoarseness and hoarseness.

It is a good natural remedy to calm a cough.

Mallow mist can be very helpful in removing accumulated mucus.

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Home remedies with mallow

* Mallow for hemorrhoids : to improve and reduce hemorrhoids we are going to prepare sitz baths with mallow. We put a liter of water in a saucepan and when it starts to boil we add 25 grams of leaves and flowers. Turn off the heat and let it rest for 30 minutes. Then we strain and use doing sitz baths.

* Mallow for arthritis : crush the flowers and leaves of the mallow and with the extract obtained, massage the areas affected by arthritis to relieve inflammation and improve mobility.

* Mallow for sore throat and cough : bring a liter of water to boil. When it comes to a boil, add two tablespoons of mallow leaves and flowers. Turn off the heat and let it rest for 20 minutes. After this time we strain and, when it is at room temperature, we use by gargling as many times a day as we need.

Mallow contraindications

Mallow may interfere with the action of some medications

The use of mallow is not recommended during pregnancy and lactation

Consult with a health professional who can advise you on how to take this plant according to your medical history and your particular needs.

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