Do you have a stubborn sore throat that just won't go away? Is it the kind of sore throat that makes it painful to swallow? Are you having trouble managing it and other options just don't seem to work? Try making Marshmallow Root honey lozenges!
Marshmallow Root Throughout History
Marshmallow root, also known scientifically as Althaea is a genus of herbaceous perennial plants that are found in Europe, North Africa and Western Asia. They can be harvested in or near salt marshes and river banks where there is sandy and moist soil. It has not relation to the sweet Marshmallow treat.
Throughout history across different cultures, Marshmallow leaf and root has been used for a variety of purposes. The Egyptians, Romans, Syrians and Chinese used Marshmallow root as a form of food. In the Unani Medicine System, also known as Perso-Arabian Medicine dating back to Ancient Greece, Marshmallow root was used to make poultices to apply to skin to help alleviate inflammation.
Marshmallow Root Benefits
Marshmallow root has a subtly sweet and woody flavour that can be consumed in tea, tincture and capsule form and it boasts a wide variety of impressive benefits:
- Marshmallow root contains a gummy like substance called mucilage that is fantastic at alleviating sore throats and dry coughs. It helps by coating and moisturizing the throat and the membranes of the respiratory tract. This helps to reduce pain and burning when swallowing or coughing. The coating is thick and protective!
- Anti-inflammatory (Reduces pain and swelling in the lymph nodes, respiratory tract as well as the lining of stomachs)
- Can help stop the urge to cough
- Reduces dry mouth and increases saliva production
- May be helpful in reducing symptoms of Tonsillitis in adults and children
- Alleviates stomach ulcer pain by coating the stomach lining
- Helps to form a protective film around the gut lining to help reduce leaky gut syndrome
- Alleviates urinary tract inflammation
- Alleviates with acid reflex and heartburn
- Alleviates diarrhea or constipation issues
- Helps with water retention as it's a diuretic
Marshmallow Root Honey Lozenge recipe
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- 2/3 cup Marshmallow root powder
- 1/3 cup honey (not creamed)
- Add Marshmallow Root powder into a bowl
- Add honey
- Mix Marshmallow root and honey together until well combined
- Grab 1/2 tsp of the mixture and start rolling mixture into balls
- Place balls onto a parchment sheet
- Leave out to dry
- Place into a container and enjoy as needed
*There is no expiration to these lozenges*
When combined with other herbs, Marshmallow Root can help reduce cold like symptoms.
Any of these ingredients an be used together or individually. We recommend tasting as you go for you preferred final product.
- 1-2 drops of Lemon essential oil (High in Vitamin C, anti-inflammatory & antimicrobial)
- 1 TBSP Licorice root (This will need to be e ground into a finer powder) (anti-inflammatory and expectorant that helps to loosen and expel mucous)
- 1 TBSP Thyme powder (expectorant that helps to loosen and expel mucous, subdues coughs)
- 1 TBSP Sage powder (expectorant that helps to loosen and expel mucous, subdues coughs)
- 1 dropper of a cough reliving/immunity stimulating tincture (Mullein tincture helps to loosen and expel mucous, Goldenseal tincture is a natural antibiotic, Andrographis tincture is anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory, immune stimuatling)
We recommend opting out of using ginger in this lozenge as ginger is warming. This lozenge is meant to cool down any inflamed areas around your throat.
We hope you enjoy this recipe! Let us know if you have any questions from our contact form below~!