The knowledge of the ancestors made it possible for future generations to inherit a range of benefits, especially with regard to the natural property of some plants. Taking this statement as a motto, with the Indian mallow it would be no different.

The plant belongs to the Malvaceae family. Depending on where it is found, it may be known by several other names, such as moose, marshmallow, malvaisco, hollyhock, royal mallow, royal cañamera, mauve Isabela and malva loca.

In natural medicine, the parts of the plant that can be used to treat and cure some diseases are flowers, leaves and roots. For those people who opt for the flowers of the species, it is worth paying attention to the dark varieties, as only they can be used in favor of health.

medicinal properties

Indian mallow has natural properties that help fight asthma, colitis, inflammation of the mucous membranes, chronic inflammation of the stomach and intestines, constipation and cough. Furthermore, it can also be used as a powerful de-inflammatory and expectorant.

In the scope of cosmetology, mallow is effective in moisturizing the hair, refreshing the skin and in anti-wrinkle treatments. It also has a soothing and emollient action.

indian mallow tea

To prepare Indian mallow tea, you will need just one liter of filtered water and two tablespoons of chopped leaves, flowers or fresh flowering juices. Using a saucepan, bring the water to a boil. As soon as it starts bubbling, turn off the heat and add all the herb used in the preparation.

Leave the container capped for about 10 minutes. This time will be enough for the plant to release all its properties into the water. Soon after, take a sieve and remove all the herb, after that, the Indian mallow tea will be ready to be consumed.

The indication is that up to three cups of the drink are ingested a day. To use mallow treatment in children, the tea must be made much weaker. However, it is important that the doctor is consulted in any case, whether for use in adults or children.