Botanical Name: Malva sylvestris
- English: Blue Mallow Flower, Blue Malva, Cheeseflower, Common Mallow, Dwarf Mallow
- Also, known as: Fromagère, Grande Mauve, Gul-Khair, High Mallow, Kunzi, Malva mauritiana, Malva neglecta, Malva rotundifolia, Malva Silvestre, Malva sylvestris, Malvae Flos, Malvae Folium, Mauls, Mauve, Mauve des Bois, Mauve à Feuilles Rondes, Mauve Négligée, Mauve Sauvage, Mauve Sylvestre, Vilayatiikangai.
Parts Used: Leaves
Malva sylvestris L. (M. sylvestris) is one of the medicinal plants commonly recognized as common mallow in Europe, Iran, Pakistan, and India. M. sylvestris is a biennial-perennial herbaceous plant commonly found in North Africa, Europe, and Southwest Asia. The plant generally grows in moist areas, for instance, near marshes, ditches, oceans, riverbanks, and meadows. Due to the softening properties of this plant, the Romans and ancient Greeks used it as a softener. Traditionally, these medicinal plants have been used to treat several infections and diseases, such as cold, burn, cough, tonsillitis, bronchitis, digestive problems, eczema, and cut wounds under different weather conditions. As a natural product, M. sylvestris leaves and flowers showed various therapeutic effects.
How to use:
The basic method for dried herbs and flower is, take 2-3 tablespoons of dried herb in a cup or teapot. Pour hot water over it and cover it with lid for 10-30 minutes. Hot water is needed to draw out the antioxidants, enzymes, vitamins, flavonoids, and volatile oils from the botanicals. Strain and squeeze out as much as liquid as possible and enjoy!
- You can sweeten your herbal tea with a bit of honey, natural fruit juice, stevia leaves powder and or licorice root powder.
- You can make ice cubes or pops by freezing tea in ice trays or pop molds.
You should consult with a qualified healthcare practitioner before using any herbal products, particularly if you are pregnant, nursing, or on any medications.
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