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GENERAL INFORMATION
Marshmallow (Althaea officinalis, fr. guimauve, ger. Eibisch, it. Altea, sp. malvavisco) – herbaceous species belonging to the mallow family (Malvaceae). It comes from the Mediterranean area.

PHARMACOLOGY
Marshmallow raw materials are used for the preparation of antitussive preparations as a coating, soothing, protective agent. They help in inflammation of the digestive tract – irritations, epithelial damage, stomach ulcers, hyperacidity, constipation, in diseases of the upper respiratory tract such as bronchitis and throat with cough. Due to the lack of highly potent ingredients and the pleasant taste often used in pediatrics. Externally in the form of cataplasms for softening wraps. It has recently been shown that mucus contained in the roots and leaves of the marshmallow in parenteral administration exerts hypoglycemic action.

CHEMISTRY
Marshmallow root (Radix Althaeae) and marshmallow leaf (Althaeae folium) is herbal raw material. In the root of Marshmallow there are mucus as the main active ingredient (5-10%), pectin (over 10%), starch, sucrose (about 10%), fatty oil, protein compounds, asparagine and betaine, lecithin, minerals and others. In the marshmallow leaf – mucus reaching up to 10%, volatile oil, organic acids, flavonoids, scopoletine and others.

MORPHOLOGY
Sort
Plant with a height of up to 1.5 m. The whole plant is covered with soft, gray hairs.
Leaves
Folded foliage. The leaves have long petioles and are about 7-10 cm long. The lamina is a heart-shaped or ovoid shape with 3-5 shallow flaps and a notched margin or serrated edge. Pleural heartache. The petioles and both surfaces of the plaque are gray-green and densely pubescent.
Flowers
Pink, quite large, placed mainly on the top of the stem at leaf angles, singly or several. They are radiant flowers, 5-fold, and their numerous stamens are connected with threads into a tube around the post.
Fruits
Splendidly crumbling into numerous dark brown, kidney and flat splinters.
Root
Cylindrical up to 3 cm in diameter, non-dyed grayish-brown color, debarked – grayish-white. The fracture in the outer part is fibrous, uneven and granular in the inner. Cork and crumb of the primary bark are missing.

OCCURRENCE
It comes from the Mediterranean area.

BOTANY
Marshmallow is perennial, hemicaliptophyte. Blooms from July to August. Habitat: salt pans, grasslands, meadows, ditches. In the classification of plant communities, the species characteristic for the order (O.) of Agropyro-Rumicion crispi.