Althaea officinalis

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Althaea officinalis

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wild or cultivated

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Althaea officinalis Linn. Malvaceae. MARSHMALLOW. WHITE MALLOW. The plant is found wild in Europe and Asia and is naturalized in places in America. It is cultivated extensively in Europe for medicinal purposes, acting as a demulcent. In 812, Charlemagne [1] enjoined its culture in France. Johnson [2] says its leaves may be eaten when boiled.

  1. Flückiger and Hanbury Pharm. 85. 1879.
  2. Johnson, C. P. Useful Pls. Gt. Brit. 59. 1862.
Sturtevant, Notes on edible plants, 1919.