Marshmallow Root Powder is the dried, powdered root of the common marshmallow, or Althaea officinalis. Marshmallow has had many uses throughout the course of history; from culinary to medicinal purposes. In fact, the Greek name "Althaea" means "to cure" due to its healing properties. The entire plant, especially the root, contains a emollient mucilage with a remarkable ability to soften and heal skin.
In times of famine the people of Syria harvest marshmallow as a source of food and extract of the root is sometimes used to flavor the middle eastern sweet, halva. The confection we know today as marshmallow bears the same name as it was made from the herb as far back as ancient Egypt (though, similar to how root beer no longer contains sarsaparilla, modern marshmallows don't contain any of the herb.)
This powdered marshmallow root is for cosmetic purposes. It's best suited to adding to balms, salves, lotions and creams to promote healing and moisturizing.
Listing is for 4 ounces
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