Marshmallow (Althea officinalis) is a good respiratory tonic.
It grows well in moist and wet places all over the world, marshmallow is a perennial aromatic herb that is capable of growing up to four feet in height. This herb is found growing in abundance in the wild but it is also cultivated commercially for medicinal use in herbal remedies.
Marshmallow has a reputation has a soothing, healing remedy. It has demulcent, emollient, diuretic, anti-inflammatory and expectorant actions and is used to treat stomach and duodenal ulcers, catarrh, coughs, colds and urinary tract infections.
Studies have shown that marshmallow has numerous medicinal benefits, particularly in safeguarding and soothing the mucous membranes. Marshmallow has moderate laxative attributes and therefore is helpful in curing problems of the intestines, including colitis, ileitis, irritable bowel syndrome and diverticulitis.
Marshmallow sooths irritated or inflamed skin or mucous membranes and gives relief from dry coughs and bronchial asthma in humans and dogs. It can also be used as a cream to help heal wounds.
Natural dog remedies containing Marshmallow
Promotes healthy digestive functioning, soothes gastric mucus membranes and maintains health energy levels and general well-being.