Marshmallow {Althaea officinalis}

Marshmallow or Khatmi balances Vata and Pitta

Ayurveda Characteristic and Uses

  1. Effect on doshas – Good for Vata and Pitta, and slightly increases Kapha
  2. Taste –Sweet
  3. Energetics – Cooling
  4. Main Traditional Action: Expectorant, stomach and intestinal remedy
  5. Other Traditional Uses:Pulmonary tonic, rejuvenating remedy, demulcent, emollient, and diuretic.


Modern Research

Marshmallow and its components have been investigated for a number of biological activities such as: antioxidant, antibacterial, anticancer, immunomodulatory,and as a cough suppressant.

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