Standardized: Mallow, Blue Mallow
Plant Family: Malvaceae
Malva sylvestris is a species of the mallow genus Malva in the family of Malvaceae and is considered to be the type species for the genus. Known as Blue Mallow to English-speaking Europeans, it acquired the common names of cheeses, high mallow and tall mallow (mauve des bois by the French) as it migrated from its native home in Western Europe, North Africa and Asia through the English-speaking world. M. sylvestris is a vigorously healthy plant with showy flowers of bright mauve-purple, with dark veins; a handsome plant, often standing 3 or 4 feet (1 m) high and growing freely in fields, hedgerows and in fallow fields.
Traditional folk medicine recommended blue mallow to treat many ailments, including:
- with a dry cough
- difficulty in expectoration,
- in digestive disorders,
- stomach ulcers
- for mild catarrhal and larynx diseases,
- for wounds and ulcers,
- for rinsing the mouth and throat,
- for irrigation.
Preparation of the blue mallow infusion:
Pour two tablespoons of wild mallow flowers or leaves with one glass of boiling water, then set aside for 30 minutes and strain. We drink the infusion up to six times a day for 100 ml.
Preparation of mallow decoction:
Boil two tablespoons of dried mallow in 200 ml of water for 5-8 minutes.
Four tablespoons of leaves or dried mallow are poured with 200 ml of lukewarm, boiled water. Let stand covered for 8 hours, strain. We drink like a brew.
The above mucus preparations are used in adjuvant treatment of influenza, strep throat, colds, bronchitis, inflammation of gastrointestinal mucosa and constipation.
Preparation for rinsing the oral cavity with mallow:
We mix 50 g of mallow, linden, yarrow and sage leaves. The whole pour a glass of boiling water and brew under cover for 15 minutes. Let stand for 10 minutes and strain. We use to rinse the mouth and throat in inflammation of the mucous membranes.
Regenerating mallow bath
A handful of shredded mallow leaves and flowers, and 3 or 4 tablespoons of linden flowers (or yarrow or chamomile flowers) pour two liters of boiling water in a pot and leave covered for an hour. Then heat to boiling (but do not boil) and pour the whole with herbs into the tub. The bath temperature should be between 36 and 38 ° C, and time between 10 and 20 minutes. The bath regenerates the skin, has anti-inflammatory and antipruritic effects.
M. sylvestris contains malvin and malonylmalvin. It also contains the naphtoquinone malvone A, which is also a phytoalaxin.
Dried flowers, Petals
Specific: M. sylvestris is possibly safe but We recommend that you consult with a qualified healthcare practitioner before using herbal products, particularly if you are pregnant, nursing, or on any medications.
For educational purposes only This information has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
Flowers are AIR DRIED in the sun to prevent discoloring and browning. These ARE NOT FRESH CUT FLOWERS! They whole flowers, as pictured.
Please note that this is a natural product, and there may be variations in colour or scent from batch to batch.
You will receive your selected amount of dried petals or flowers, freshly sealed in a zip - lock bag.