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Althaea root 100gr

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Althaea root 100gr

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The root is used mainly for peptic problems and on the skin, while the leaves are used for the lungs and the urinary system. The root is recommended particularly in the all inflammations of digestive tube, as inflammations of mouth, gastritis, peptic ulcer, enteritis and colitis. For the urethritis and the sand in the urinary system the leaves of Althaea are very palliative. In general this plant is very palliative for any irritation of mucous membranes of body. Externally the root is used for the varix of veins and the exterior ulcers as abscesses.

Kouvatsos Philippos Clinical dietician-nutritionist

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Marshmallow (Althaea officinalis) is in Greek called altaea, dendromoloha or neromoloha. The generic name althaea is derived from the ancient Greek verb alto (to cure). Roots and leaves are used medicinally. Leaves are collected during the summertime and roots in the end of autumn. Root has got emollient, diuretic and vulnerary actions and leaves are expectorant. Root is used for digestive disorders, for mouth inflammations, such as gingivitis and periodontitis, gastritis and duodenal ulcer. Leaves and flowers can also be used in the respiratory system as they soothe or heal bronchus problems, such as bronchitis and irritant cough. Marshmallow shows anti-inflammatory activities, especially in case of mucous membrane irritations. For external use, a poultice can be used for varicosity, ulcers, abscesses and furuncles. A decoction can be prepared with its root by boiling it for 10-15 minutes. A daily amount of 7-9 grams should be taken in three doses. To prepare an infusion, pour one cup of boiling water on 2 teaspoonfuls of leaves, leave it covered for 10 minutes and then consume.

* Sakis Kouvatsos, “Chaniotika nea”

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