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Althaea

(al-the'a) [L. althaea, fr Gr. althaia, marshmallow]
A genus of about a dozen perennial herbs native to western Asia and Europe.

Althaea officinalis

See: marshmallow
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In this study we assayed the effect of Althaea officinalis extract on growth and biofilm formation in Pseudomonas aeruginosa.
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Table 1: physiological traits, [Na.sup.+] and [K.sup.+] leaves and roots of Althaea rosea under salinity stress.
The antitussive activity of polysaccharides from Althaea officinalis 1., var.
Fructose is present in appreciable quantity in Matricaria chamomella while Althaea officinalis has the highest amount of sucrose among the plants under study.
--Marsh Mallow (Althaea officinalis) sooths the mouth, esophagus and digestive track
Table 6: Supportive galactagogues Supportive galactagogues Specific information Urtica dioica (nettle) Nutritive Althaea officinalis Root Nutritive, moistening (marshmallow root) Medicago sativa (alfalfa) Nutritive Lavandula angustifolia Nervine, thymoleptic, carminative (lavender) May be useful when MER is diminished Chamomilla recutita (German Nervine, carminative chamomile) May be useful when MER is diminished Nepeta cataria (catnip) Nervine, thymoleptic May be useful when MER is diminished Asparagus racemosus Nervine, female reproductory tonic (shatavari) Note: A.
The name hibiscus is from the Greek word "hibiskos" which an ancient Greek botanist gave to the plant Althaea officinalis.
Newlands (1997) discusses the way in which Ovid's Medea is dispersed into other heroines in the Metamorphoses, such as Procne, Scylla, and Althaea. Hinds (2011, 18) cites Daniel Curley's observation that Medea is transformed in Ovid into "the source of her own topoi," setting the standard not only for other Medeas who will come after her, but for subsequent Latin tragic (and quasi-tragic) protagonists, as both Ovidian and Medean.
Antibacterial activities of some medicinal plants such as Althaea officinalis, Mentha longifolia, Melissa officinalis and Rosa damascene against methicillin-resistant S.