Marshmallow Root Organic Cut & Sifted

Marshmallow Root Organic Cut & Sifted

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Marshmallow root refers to the underground "runners" of the same plant that lends its name to the pillow-like confection we know today, although a less sugary version was first enjoyed by the Egyptians.

Marshmallow roots were also boiled and eaten as a vegetable by the Romans. In times of famine today, Syrians rely on marshmallow roots more than any other native plant to sustain them. Due to a high mucilage content, marshmallow root is used to prepare oils and salves to soothe and soften skin.

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a.
quick look

information at a glance
approximate cups to one pound6
originitaly
plant part usedroot
processingcut & sifted
agricultureorganic

b.
buying & keeping

general guidelines and tips
storage tipsStore in an airtight container in a cool, dark place.
appearance & aromaWoody without remarkable aroma.

c.
uses

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cosmeticDecoct for use in soaps, herbal shampoos, salves, balms, lotions and creams.
decorativeLends textural interest to floral displays.
culinaryUse in tea blends and to produce syrups and lozenges.
householdUse strong water or alcohol infusions to make natural home cleaning products.

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d.
flavor profile

organic, cut & sifted
marshmallow root

Pleasant and mildly sweet. Goes well with vanilla, chamomile, rose petals, hibiscus and elder flowers in teas.

e.
formulas & recipes

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marshmallow root

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f.
what else you should know

organic, cut & sifted
marshmallow root

Marshmallow is a perennial plant that is native to Africa and now cultivated as an ornamental around the world due its attractive foliage and flowers. While the latter are consumed in salads or are cooked as vegetables, the root of the plant is harvested to produce flavoring extracts and a confection developed by the ancient Egyptians that closely resembles the fluffy treat we call marshmallows today.

Marshmallow root has long been valued for its high mucilage content. While the root makes a pleasant and soothing tea and ingredient in throat lozenges, the emollient qualities of the herb are captured in ointments, salves and creams for troubled skin.


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