Althaea (marshmallow) root: Herbalists recommend marshmallow root tea as a remedy for #sorethroats. It is usually made by adding one tablespoon of the dried root to a cup (8 ounces) of boiling water and steeping it, covered, for 30 to 90 minutes before straining. Herbalists usually suggest up to three cups a day for a sore throat. #naturalremedies Image: http://botanical.com/botanical/mgmh/m/mallow07-l.jpg
Althaea officinalis - the marshmallow plant...very interesting. Used originally as a treatment for sore throats, for irritation of mucous membranes, as a gargle for mouth and throat ulcers, and to increase the flow of breast milk. wow...who knew?