Cherrygal.com  
 Quick Find more
 

Advanced Search

View All Items
 Categories
 Shopping Cart more
0 items
 My Wish List more
0 items
 Manufacturers
 Manufacturer Info
Other products
 Information
Mobile Homepage
Shipping & Refunds
Privacy Notice
The Cherry Gal Guarantee
Ships Now Note
 



SSL Protected

SSL Protected

New!
10% Discount for USPS Money Order Payments!



We Support  The Cornucopia Institute

 Newsletter
If would you like to subscribe to our newsletter please enter your email address here:

  HTML    Text
HERB * MARSHMALLOW * ORGANIC HEIRLOOM SEEDS 2021  $2.25 
HERB * MARSHMALLOW * ORGANIC HEIRLOOM SEEDS 2021
Click Image To Enlarge

Click Image to Move to Focused Image
Qty Available: 0
Certified Organic
Ships Now
Bee Forage

Description

MARSHMALLOW (Althaea officinalis) is an ancient healing herb, more widely known in modern times as the basis for the original marshmallows that we top our Thanksgiving sweet potato pie with (made of powdered root, sugar and water). Its history is very interesting. Its scientific names derive from the Greek for its healing properties. But its common name tells us that this plant was used as a food, as mentioned by early classic writers, and the Egyptians and Romans. It is still relied upon today in poor parts of the Middle East, and in fact is used as a flavoring in halva, a confection made with mallow and honey. French pastry chefs use it to prepare Paet de Guimauve, but today's supermarket marshmallows no longer contain any of the mallow plant. Marsh mallow has a somewhat different appearance than other mallows, but is a charming addition to cottage or herb gardens, and still grows today in the medicinal herb garden of the Royal College of Physicians. The young leaves can be used in salads. Marsh mallow grows 3'-4' (though sometimes up to 7') with pale pink flowers, beloved by bees, in late summer. The whole plant dies back in winter. Perennial. 25 seeds. Limit 2 per customer.

MEDICINAL: All parts of the this plant have medicinal properties and abound with a mild mucilage. The leaves, which are collected as flowering begins, are a diuretic and expectorant, which specific application to kidney stones. You can harvest and eat them fresh (as do the French) in salads. The root, harvested in late autumn, is used for digestive and skin ailments, with specific application to inflammations of the mouth, gastritis, peptic ulcer, enteritis and colitis. It also increases breast milk flow and is soothing to bronchial tubes and useful for coughs. It has been used to treat constipation and irritable bowel syndrome. Externally, it is used to treat varicose veins, abscesses, boils and ulcers. I found it interesting in researching this that there are warnings - not about Marshmallow - but about homeopathic preparations offered commercially, because they may have harmful impurities. This is why, if you are going to use herbs for medicinal purposes, it is always best to grow your own, organically, and harvest at the proper time for intended use.

GROWING TIPS: Start indoors on heat mat in sterile soil starting mix at 70-80 degrees. Plant seeds 1/4" deep. Once true leaves emerge, remove from heat mat to grow light. Plant outside in late spring/early summer when weather has stabilized, following a period of hardening off. Can also be directly sown outside in early Spring.

Write Review
1 OUT OF STOCK
1
Customers who bought this product also purchased
CUCUMBER * BOOTHBY'S BLONDE * ORGANIC HEIRLOOM SEEDS 2021
CUCUMBER * BOOTHBY'S BLONDE * ORGANIC HEIRLOOM SEEDS 2021
 $1.50 

More info Buy Now
BROCCOLI * ROMANESCO * ORGANIC HEIRLOOM SEEDS 2022
BROCCOLI * ROMANESCO * ORGANIC HEIRLOOM SEEDS 2022
 $2.00 

More info Buy Now
LENTIL * BABY BLUE * ORGANIC HEIRLOOM SEEDS 2021
LENTIL * BABY BLUE * ORGANIC HEIRLOOM SEEDS 2021
 $1.50 

More info Buy Now
LETTUCE * MESCLUN MIX * ORGANIC HEIRLOOM SEEDS 2021
LETTUCE * MESCLUN MIX * ORGANIC HEIRLOOM SEEDS 2021
 $1.50 

More info Buy Now
SQUASH * GOLDEN ZUCCHINI * ORGANIC HEIRLOOM SEEDS 2021
SQUASH * GOLDEN ZUCCHINI * ORGANIC HEIRLOOM SEEDS 2021
 $1.50 

More info Buy Now
FLOWER ANNUAL * NASTURTIUM JEWEL MIX * ORGANIC HEIRLOOM SEEDS 2022
FLOWER ANNUAL * NASTURTIUM JEWEL MIX * ORGANIC HEIRLOOM SEEDS 2022
 $2.00 

More info Buy Now
First Product Previous Product 30 of 41 in Herbs Next Product Last Product

Now Shipping ...

Items listed as "Ships Now" ship within 1-2 business days (non-holiday Monday-Friday). We reserve the option to hold small seed orders when a variety (as noted on the listing as "coming") is not yet in until the order can be filled completely. For larger orders, we ship what is available and back-order the remainder. Live plants ship when weather and your zone permit. By the way, once your order leaves our hands it will be in the hands of the shipping carrier, usually USPS, which is experiencing delays due to high volume. If you have any questions, please email us using the contact link on the website. Thank you!

Why not visit our smaller collection on Etsy? You will get free shipping with your order of $35 or more! 

https://www.etsy.com/shop/CherryGalDotCom?ref=search_shop_redirect&page=2#items

 

Our Policy

PayPal Acceptance Mark
The contents and graphics of every page of this website are copyrighted under US and International copyright laws.
All rights reserved.
Copyright © 2022 CherryGal.com.
site developed by: Nerd Group SEO