MALLOW - COMMON Scientific Name:
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- Hardy biennial grows up to 1m.
- Purple/pink flowers – each has 5 petals with dark veins at the base.
- Thick stems
- Cut back after flowering to promote new growth.
- Fully hardy.
- Full sun.
- Young leaves and flower tips – raw in salad/ steamed in vegetable dishes.
- Add unripe seed capsules, known as 'cheeses' to salads
Medicinal Uses. It is said that:
- Leaves, flowers, fruits – pick fresh
- Roots – dig up of the 2nd year's growth
- Mucilaginous, expectorant – Treat mucosal irritation of mouth and throat that result in dry coughs, bronchitis, catarrh, asthma and emphysema
- Reduces inflammations
- Help bladder problems
- Mild astringent – treat gastritis and gas
- Soothes irritated tissues. Wash/poultice to ease skin rashes, boils, ulcers, weeping eczema and insect bites
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