MARSHMALLOW ROOT, NOT ONLY YOUR FAVORITE SWEETS!

"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.