"Life is a marshmallow, easy to chew but hard to swallow:" (Francis Bacon)
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You may be wondering if this article talks about the delicious marshmallows, very famous sweets all over the world! The answer is actually yes and no, these famous sweets as soft as cotton balls were originally prepared by extracting the juice of the plant that I will talk to you about, the Althaea officinalis.
A BIT OF HISTORY & CURIOSITY
Marshmallow root is part of a medicinal plant called Althea officinalis of the Malvaceae family, widespread in almost all of Europe, it loves humid places such as ditches, canals, and embankments; a plant that loves the countryside. Its flowers are beautiful and with delicate colors ranging from mauve-pink to purple-red.
The plant, especially the root, is rich in mucilage and its therapeutic power has already been used for 2000 years. In fact, the roots have soothing, emollient, laxative, and calming properties and in the past, they were given to babies to chew for relieving teething problems.
A plant-rich in history and wonderful properties that I will show you very soon.
Helps fight bacterial infections.
Eliminates toxins from the body.
Speed up the healing process.
Calms coughs, colds, and sore throats.
Protects the digestive system.
Stimulates the immune system.
Earth Essentials By Erica uses Marshmallow root by infusing it in oil to draw out all the medicinal and magical properties and adding it to our skincare products.
Helps relieve skin irritations caused by pimples, eczema, and dermatitis.
Its antibacterial function is useful for healing wounds faster.
Improves skin health especially when it has been exposed to harmful UV rays, relieving burns and rashes.
Perfect after hair removal for its emollient and soothing properties.
Antioxidant properties are useful for fighting free radicals, protecting the skin, repairing the lipid barrier with a rejuvenating effect.
Deeply moisturizes, leaving skin soft and velvety.
The marshmallow plant is considered magical and when burned and used as incense, it is said to open people's psychic abilities. Widely used in witchcraft for its properties, it is one of the main ingredients in love and fertility spells as it is associated with the planet Venus and the goddess Aphrodite. It is also used in Ayurvedic medicine to strengthen the immune system and prevent disease.
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Calendula Oil, customize this amazing oil with Marshmallow root and Chamomile, it will help to soothe and moisturize your skin with rejuvenating benefits.
Shea & Cacao Body Butter - Rich & Nourishing - Helps repair and rejuvenate your skin, naturally!
Warming Winter Bath Potion that will help your body and spirit to feel warm and relaxed.
Nighttime Face Cream - Deeply moisturized and repair your skin
Honey Butter - Wonderful for soothing and relieving dry skin conditions.
Lemongrass & Sage Body Oil - Moisturize, soothe & uplift
I bet that the next time you eat a marshmallow, you will think about all the properties of this beneficial root ; )
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Disclaimer The Food and Drug Administration has not evaluated this information. The products mentioned are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. This article is for educational purposes.