The healing properties of the delicate, mauve-flowered Marshmallow herb were first recorded in the ninth century BC and were used extensively in ancient Greek medicine.
The rich, demulcent nature of marshmallow gives it soothing, moistening and calming properties on the skin.
Marshmallow has a high content of mucilagenous polysaccharides, which form a protective gel, along with flavonoids and anthocyanidins, which are useful for irritated skin tissue.
The root of Marshmallow can promote tissue fluid generation and increase moisture in deficient skin conditions, while it soothes skin and reduces inflammation.
Skin Care Benefits:
Anti-inflammatory, Moisturizing, Hydrating
Alchemilla Products Containing this Herb:
- Gentle Plant Purifying Masque