Marshmallow may be effective in treating the symptoms of a cold, flu or cough. In a study published in the April 2003 issue of the “Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine”, researchers found that an herbal product known as Throat Coat that contains marshmallow root is effective in relieving acute pharyngitis or sore throat.
Due to marshmallow root’s anti-inflammatory properties, it has been used to treat bruises, sprains, aches, burns, abscesses, dermatitis and other skin According to Drugs.com, marshmallow not only soothes irritated skin, but also improves and hastens wound healing.
Skin infection caused by parasites (Leishmania lesions). Early research suggests that applying a combination of marshmallow and hollyhock extracts to affected skin for 5 days can help improve Leishmania
Marshmallow works as a mucilage, producing a thick sticky substance that coats membranes. Marshmallow extract contains flavonoids, which contain anti-inflammatory The flavonoids are able to reduce inflammation while the mucilage holds them in place and prevents further damage.