Marshmallow | Incredible Edible Todmorden | Herbs


marshmallowAlthea officinalis

Extract of the roots of the marshmallow yields mucilage—a thick gluey substance that forms both the traditional sweet (now made from E numbers) – and a herbal remedy that soothes coughs, sore throats and inflammations of the digestive and urinary systems.

“I had a dream last night, I was eating a ten pound marshmallow. I woke up and the pillow was gone” (Tommy Cooper)