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Latin name: Althaea officinalis
Amount : 100 g or 454 g (1lb)
Description: The root comes from the pharmacy marshmallow (Althaeaoofficinalis L.), also called wild marshmallow or white marshmallow. It is a perennial herbaceous plant of the Malvaceae family, commune in Europe. Although it produces ornamental flowers, it can be cultivated as a vegetable plant. It is mainly for the medicinal properties of its roots that it is used.
Properties: The marshmallow powder is emollient (rich in mucilages), which means that it forms a lubricant "gel" when it is moistened. She softens and calms the mucous membranes. She is detangling, sheathing and protective for hair. It also brings volume and shine. It is softening, moisturizing, calming and protective for sensitive and dehydrated skin. Internally, it calms and protects the irritated mucous membranes (ulcers, sore throat, cough). Uses: Hydro-glycerinne, solid and liquid shampoos, pastilles, hair mask and/or skin, cream.
Precautionary: Space the intake of internal marshmallow and the taking of 4 -hour medication. Mucilages could interfere and prevent drugs from acting.
10g marshmallow powder
5 gColloidal oats
5 gOleic calean extracts
Mix the three ingredients and moisten with water or hydrosol (calendula, chamomile, pink) until a smooth paste is obtained.
Leave to act for 10 to 20 minutes then rinse.
Hair care:Add a few tweezers to your individual dose ofneutral shampooTo strengthen the hair duct. Add to your soothing mask to soothe itching or irritated scalp.
Skin care:Add a small amount to your individual dose ofneutral face cream: To protect and hydrate the upper layer of the epidermis. Mucilage will soothe and make your skin smoother and soft.
Plant powders' uses:In capsules, in food, insmoothies, in pastilles and energy balls, then externally (cosmetics, ointments, poultices). Unless exceptional, plant powders are not soluble in water, although several molecules they contain. For better results, it is preferable to extract these molecules in water, alcohol or in oil (certain molecules are fat -soluble). For more information, the Souls Flowers School offers an introductory workshop and an à la carte course on the manufacture of therapeutic products.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is the marshmallow powder edible?
The Marshmallow stick - Qc Quality is known in phytotherapy for itsEmollient, softening and anti-inflammatory effects, especially forcalm down, Soothing inflammation of the throat, skin and oral, digestive or intestinal mucous membranes, but also forFacilitate intestinal transit.
We suggest moreHydroglycerin extract of marshmallow from Quebec.
Is this a good ingredient for solid shampoos?
Yes it is an essential powder. Her emollience brings softness to hair and facilitates their detangling. It gives volume to the hair and the sheath which makes it less fragile. It promotes a thick foam that slides well to the application.
We advise to consult a health professional before using medicinal plants, especially if you are pregnant, breastfeeding or under medication.
Information on this website has not been assessed by Health Canada and does not replace the opinion of a health professional.She is only informative.