Mallow is an excellent source of vitamin C, calcium and iron. A boiled liquid may be used externally to clean abscesses and boils by pulling out the pus. It is also helpful in the treatment of skin abrasions, rashes and burns. Research has also proved that this powerful herb is used to protect the kidneys.
A demulcent is an agent that coats and soothes irritated mucous membranes. According to the “Physicians’ Desk Reference for Herbal Medicines,” mallow contains several polysaccharide compounds collectively referred to as mucilages that adhere to soft tissue surfaces.
Mallow is also attributed with anti-inflammatory In a review published in the Feb. 2010 issue of the “Journal of Clinical Pharmacy and Therapeutics,” lead researcher Giancarlo Cravotto reported out of 1,000 plants reviewed that are associated with anti-inflammatory activity, only nine demonstrated significant clinical evidence of therapeutic effect, with mallow among them.
The consumption of mallow flowers’ tea can improve your immune system. Mallow’s sterol appears to boost the ability of natural “killer” white blood cells to target and destroy pathogens.
The last years there is some evidence that this powerful herb can be used to protect the kidneys.