Marsh Mallow (Althaea officinalis)
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The dried root is used as a toothbrush or is chewed by teething children[6, 7]. It has a mechanical affect on the gums whilst also helping to ease the pain. The root is also used as a cosmetic, helping to soften the skin.
A fibre from the stem and roots is used in paper-making[46, 61, 74, 115].
The dried and powdered root has been used to bind the active ingredients when making pills for medicinal use.
A glue can be made from the root. The root is boiled in water until a thick syrup is left in the pan, this syrup is used as a glue.
An oil from the seed is used in making paints and varnishes.
Cultivation & Habitat
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