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Althea Officinalis Herb Uses, Benefits, Cures, Side Effects, Nutrients

General Name
Common Marshmallow
Glycemic Index / Load
Common Marshmallow
Botanical Name
Althea Officinalis
Hindi Name
Khatami, Gulkhairo
Chinese Name
Yao Shu Kui

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Althea Officinalis Cures


Action of Althea Officinalis

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Nutrients in Althea Officinalis

Althea Officinalis
Combines With

Taste of
Althea Officinalis

Parts Used

Leaves, Flowers, Roots, Seed

Side Effects, Risk Factors of, and Cautions for Althea Officinalis

Avoid use during Diabetes.
It may Cause Itching, Skin Rashes, Breathing problems.
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Common Marshmallow is a plant.
It is perennial.
It grows in a temperate climate.
It grows up to 120 Cm.
Best use for Ulcers.


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Materia Medica for Althea Officinalis

Single Herb

Common Marshmallow ( Khatami ) for Gum Diseases

Prepare a root decoction of Common Marshmallow ( Khatami ). Let it cool and use as a mouthwash 2-3 times a day.

Common Marshmallow ( Khatami ) for Inflammation

Soak a handful of Common Marshmallow ( Khatami ) flowers in some water for about 5-6 hours. Wash the Inflamed skin with this water.

Common Marshmallow ( Khatami ) for Acid reflux

Drink root tea of Common Marshmallow ( Khatami ) twice a day to get relief.

Common Marshmallow ( Khatami ) for Digestive Disorders

Boil the One tablespoon dried root of Common Marshmallow ( Khatami ) in a cup of water for 4-5 minutes. Filter and drink before meals as needed.

Common Marshmallow ( Khatami ) for Bad Breath

Steep the root of Common Marshmallow ( Khatami ) in a covered pan for 10 minutes. Let it cool. Use as a mouthwash after meals.

Common Marshmallow ( Khatami ) for Kidney stones

Drink Common Marshmallow ( Khatami ) leaf tea thrice a day to flush out Kidney Stones.

Common Marshmallow ( Khatami ) for Dysphasia

Prepare a root decoction of Common Marshmallow ( Khatami ). Take two times a day.
Or: Boil the leaves of Common Marshmallow ( Khatami ). Have twice a day.

Common Marshmallow ( Khatami ) for Smoking Addiction

Prepare a leaf tea of Common Marshmallow ( Khatami ). Take two times a day.
Or: Purchase capsules of Common Marshmallow ( Khatami ) from the market. Take two capsules two times a day.

Common Marshmallow ( Khatami ) for Crohn's Disease

Make a decoction of Common Marshmallow ( Khatami ) leaves or root. Drink thrice a day.

Common Marshmallow ( Khatami ) for Hematoma

Apply the root poultice over the affected area.

Common Marshmallow ( Khatami ) for Insect Bites

Make a paste of Common Marshmallow ( Khatami ) root by adding some water and apply on the affected part.

Common Marshmallow for Kidney Diseases

Prepare a tea by boiling Common Marshmallow roots in a cup of water for 5-10 minutes. Strain it off. Drink this tea twice a day to reduce pain in kidney.
Chew the roots of Common Marshmallow to get relief from kidney pain.

Common Marshmallow for Epigastric Hernia

Prepare a tea by boiling 1 tablespoon of dried Common Marshmallow roots in one cup of water for 15 minutes. Strain and drink it, twice a day.

Common Marshmallow for Femoral Hernia

Prepare a tea by boiling 1 tablespoon of dried Common Marshmallow roots in one cup of water for 15 minutes. Strain and drink it, twice a day.

Common Marshmallow for Interstitial Cystitis

Prepare a decoction, made of Common Marshmallow roots and one cup of hot water. Drink it twice daily.

Common Marshmallow ( Khatami ) for Interstitial Cystitis

Soak few Common Marshmallow ( Khatami ) roots in cold water overnight. In next morning, strain it off and drink the water on an empty stomach.
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Herbal Treatment For Breast Cancer 2

Take out the leaves of Comfery and the roots of Marshmallow. Quantity should be equal. Boil it in 1/2 liter of water for about 15 minutes. Fomentation with this water daily.

Herbal Treatment For Sty 1

Take the following herbs in equal quantity.
Verbascum Thapsus ( Leaves )
Raspberry ( Leaves )
Golden Seal ( Roots )
Slippery Elm ( Leaves )
Lobelia ( leaves )
Common Marshmallow ( leaves )
Grind them together. Apply as a fomentation.

Herbal Treatment For Gallstones 1

Take Common Milkweed and Common Marshmallow in equal quantities and steep One tablespoon in One cup boiling water.
Take 3 cups a day, One one of them hot before retiring.

Herbal Treatment For Gallstones 2

Mix 3 parts of Turmeric root ( Haldi in India ) with 2 parts of each Parsley root ( Ajmod in India ), Eupatorium Purpureum, Common Marshmallow ( Khatami in India ), Licorice ( Mulethi in India ), Ginger ( Adrak in India ) and Dandelion ( Dudal in India ).
Make small tablets and take 2 tablets thrice a day.
It is good for both Kidney and Bladder stones.
Avoid during pregnancy.

Herbal Treatment For Curing Spleen Diseases

Following herbs, in conjunction are beneficial for Spleen nourishment and cure Spleen Disorders, if any. Even if you do not suffer from any disease, it is recommended that you take the combination for 15 days every year. This acts as a tonic for Spleen.

Atractylodes Rhizome
Dong Quai
Indian Gooseberry
White Peony
Common Marshmallow

You may buy the formula, containing the above mentioned Herbs. Capsule form, is readily available. Consume one capsule everyday , for 15 days.
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15 May 2015
If marshmallow can help cure acid reflux, can it help in uric acid diathesis
15 May 2015
Dear Anil

As per my view, Dandelion and Horseradish tea are the top remedies to treat Uric Acid Diathesis. However, Marshmallow is quite good for treating Gout. As it is known for its Antiinflammatory and Mucilaginous properties. It regulates the level of Uric Acid and is also helpful in reducing the inflammation associated with it.

Sam ( Pakistan )
23 Jul 2018
How can we use gul khairo seeds in hair loss treatment??
19 Jan 2020
I have diabetes and very bad cough sore throat, can I use Resha Khatmi?
23 Jan 2020
Hello friend. Marshmallows are good for diabetic people as it helps to lower down the blood sugar. But if the one you buy has much sugar content? Well, I would suggest you Gurmar herb ( Gymnema Sylvestre - mother tincture ). Take the herb in homeopathic form. Take 5 drops daily in a glass of water. It is a very effective herb for blood sugar. My father is taking it for many years. It keeps control. He takes it twice a day. You can start from on time a day and keep a check on sugar level. And for Cough, I would say just check the Cough page under the disease section. I'm a reader of the website. There are multiple herbs there. You will find something as per you surely.
13 Dec 2020
Marshmallow root is not good for all IC sufferers. It can irritate bladders as well. I took 960mg and spent 7 days with a urinary frequency in top of my disease induced frequency. My bladder and urethra hurt so bad.
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