Marshmallow (Althaea officinalis) Plant
1 year old seedling plant.
Marshmallow (Althaea officinalis) is a classic medicinal herb of Eurasia. This large perennial herb is probably best known for being a ingredient in the precursor to the modern sugar/gelatin blobs known as marshmallows. It has a long history is herbal medicine, used as a source of mucilage to soothe sore throats and other inflammation and irritation in the GI tract.