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Marsh-mallow; Medicinal uses
Due to its high mucilage content(35% in the root, 10% in the leaf), marsh-mallow soothes or cures inflammation, ulceration of the stomach and small intestine, sore throats and cystitis.. An infusion of the leaves makes a soothing gargle; while an infusion of the root can be used for coughs, diarrhoea and insomnia. The pulverised roots may be used as a healing and drawing poultice.
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