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marshmallow

/marsh·mal·low/ (mahrsh´mel″o) (-mal″o) a perennial Eurasian herb, Althaea officinalis, or preparations of its flowers, leaves, or roots, which are used in the treatment of cough and for irritation of the oral and pharyngeal mucosa; also used in folk medicine.

marshmallow

(märsh′mĕl′ō, -măl′ō)
n.
often marsh mallow A perennial plant (Althaea officinalis) in the mallow family, native to Eurasia and naturalized in eastern North America, having pink flowers and a mucilaginous root used in herbal medicine and formerly in confections.

marsh′mal′low·y adj.

marshmallow,

n Latin name:
Althaea officinalis; parts used: dried flowers, leaves, and roots; uses: coughs, sore throats, stomach disorders, minor skin conditions; precautions: pregnancy and lactation, infants and children, liver disease, kidney disease. Also called
althaea root, althea, mortification root, sweetweed, or
wymote.
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