Fact of the Week: Marshmallow Root
Marshmallow root (Althea Officinalis) has been widely used for centuries for its soothing properties for gastrointestinal and urinary tract issues, as well as minor skin wounds and burns. It works by coating irritated mucous membranes; alleviating a sore throat from a dry cough, and soothing an upset stomach and heartburn. It is typically consumed by infusing it in dried or powdered form into a hot or cold tea and can be purchased from most health food stores.
🍭Not to be confused with the sweet store-bought marshmallows, (like the ones roasted over campfires) which are unfortunately no longer made with marshmallow root.