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Mallow, natural remedieswith decoction or herbal tea. Properties and contraindications of mallow, a herbaceous plant popular for its beneficial effects.
Who is on the hunt for the classicsgrandmother's remedies landed inplacequite right! Theremauveit is widely used in folk medicine, both for cosmetic use and for purposestherapeutic.
On this page we will analyze all theproperties of mallowand the characteristics of this plant almost ...magical!Yes, often, when we hear about themauverefers tomagical properties, in fact, the magic is of little importance because it is all explained by the active ingredients contained in the plant cells of this plant.
Mallow, plant and active ingredients
Theremauveit's aherbaceous plantbiennial or perennial cycle. High between 60 and 80 cm, it has a tap root and flowers with colors ranging from purplish pink to the most intense purple. Sometimes the flowers have reddish streaks. The flowering of the mallow is gradual and very prolonged: the mallow flowers begin to appear with the first warmth of spring and the plant continues to bloom until late summer.
Its botanical name is Malva sylvestris. The cultivation of mallow takes place both for ornamental and herbal purposes. For ornamental purposes, the subspecies Malva silvestris Mauritania is cultivated, which has larger leaves and flowers.
Theproperties of mallowthey are related to the numerous active ingredients contained in leaves, roots and flowers. We are talking about chlorogenic acid, caffeic acid, carotene, glucose, pectin, potassium, resin and vitamins A, B, C and E.
Among the active ingredients typical of this plant species we point out malvina and malvidina. Of considerable importance are biologically active compounds such as galacturonic acid, anthocyanins, flavonoids, phenolic acids and mucilages.
Due to its properties, mallow is appreciated in many sectors:
- Herbal medicine
The properties of mallow can be exploited through the intake of herbal teas, infusions, extracts, syrups, tablets, compresses, creams, balms, ointments ... but also for direct intake with salads and soups!
Thanks to its active ingredients, mallow has a large number oftherapeutic propertiesWhich:
The delicacy of its active ingredients also makes it suitable for use in children (but always consult the pediatrician's opinion!). It has mildly laxative properties and is therefore recommended in case of constipation.
Mallow, natural remedies and grandmother's remedies
Theremauveit is used in a large number of preparations fornatural remedies.
Against phlegm and cough
The classicsgrandmother's remediesthey see the preparation of a decoction with a handful of fresh mallow leaves in a liter of water, combined with a couple of teaspoons of honey to counteract cough and phlegm.
Anatural remedymore intense against cough and phlegm, sees the addition of 15 grams of flowers to the decoction for 10 minutes. Two cups are consumed a day.
Natural remedy for good sleep
To take advantage of the sedative properties of mallow it is possible to prepare an infusion of 3 grams of flowers and leaves per 100 grams of water. You drink a cup before bed. A great natural remedy for those who struggle to fall asleep.
Natural remedy against couperose
In this case the preparation is for external use. A decoction is made for 15 minutes of 40 grams of fresh leaves in a liter of water and very long compresses are carried out in the area affected by couperose.
An infusion of flowers and leaves is prepared 2 grams per 100 grams of water. One cup on an empty stomach in the morning for at least 10 days.
Natural remedy for anxiety, stress and nervousness
In periods of tension it is possible to prepare an infusion as seen for sedative with 3 grams of flowers and leaves per 100 grams of water or it is possible to prepare a relaxing bath by infusing 300 grams of leaves in 2 liters of water for 15 minutes. to the bathtub.
Mallow in the kitchen
The use of themauveit is very popular in cooking, the still tender leaves can be eaten like spinach and can be added to soups and fillings. For more information, the Mallow, recipes page is available.
Theremauveit has no detailscontraindications provided do not abuse it o you are not aware of any allergies or intolerances towards the constituent principles of the plant, including malvina and malvidina.