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Althaea officinalis, common marshmallow

Botanical names: Althaea officinalis, Althaea officinalis var. obtusifolia, Althaea taurinensis, Althaea micrantha, Althaea kragujevacensis, Althaea balearica, Malva officinalis, Malva maritima, Malva althaea, Althaea vulgaris, Althaea sublobata
Malvaceae
Common names
English: marshmallow, marsh mallow
Spanish: malvavisco, bismalva, hierba cañamera
French: guimauve officinale, guimauve sauvage, mauve blanche
German: Echter Eibisch, Arznei-Eibisch
Active constituents: altheahexacosanyl lactone, 2β-hydroxycalamene, altheacoumarin glucoside


Althaea officinalis, common marshmallow
Althaea officinalis, common marshmallow
illustration from Koehler's medicinal plants

marshmallow root
marshmallow root
 
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