Marshmallow Root

In herbalism, Marshmallow Root is used as a gargle to treat mouth and throat ulcers.

The flowers and young leaves can be eaten, and are often added to salads or are boiled and fried. Another application is cosmetic treatment for the skin.

The root has been used since Egyptian antiquity in a honey-sweetened confection useful in the treatment of sore throat.[2] The later French version of the recipe, called pâté de guimauve (or “guimauve” for short), included an eggwhite meringue and was often flavored with rose water. Pâté de guimauve more closely resembles contemporary commercially available marshmallows, which no longer contain any actual marshmallow.

{Information courtesy Wikipedia}