Mallow

18/Description

About

Mallow is a plant. People use the flower and leaf to make medicine.

Mallow is used for irritation of the mouth and throat, dry cough, and bronchitis. It is also used for stomach and bladder complaints.

To treat wounds, some people put mallow in a warm moist dressing (poultice) and apply it directly to the skin, or add it to bath water.

In foods, mallow is used as a coloring agent.

How it works

Mallow flower contains a mucus-like substance that protects and soothes the throat and mouth.

Effectiveness

Not Proven
Bronchitis
Stomach upset
Bladder problems
Diarrhea
Irritation of the mouth and throat
Dry cough
Wounds, when applied to the skin or added to the bath
Other conditions

Concerns

There isn't enough reliable information available about mallow to know if it is safe to use.

18/Warnings

Warnings

Pregnancy and breast-feeding: Not enough is known about the use of mallow duringpregnancyandbreast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.Dosing considerations for Mallow.

Interactions

No information available.

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