The Marshmallow we all love to roast over a campfire has a surprising medicinal history.

For centuries now marshmallow has been used to make preparations from roots, flowers, and leaves to ease a sore throat and cough.

Popular in the Nineteenth-century to cook the juice of the root with sugar and egg whites.  This produced a rubbery sort of fluff that when hardened into candy could soothe a soar throat.

Thanks to advances in manufacturing and texturing agents, today’s Marshmallow’s that we roast over a campfire no long contain the OOEY GOOEY juice of Marshmallow root.

Scientific name: Althaea officinalis ~ Greek ~ meaning “to heal”

Marshmallow tea:

1/2-1 teaspoon crushed root

8 oz. boiling water

Steep 10-15 minutes



About Dixey

Artist, animal and plant lover. Geek’d out on Essential Oils. Young Living Independent Distributor #1375075. Creative and spontaneous! Love to sell things on ebay, make jewelry, crochet and garden!

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