Althaea officinalis, Marshmellow, White

Vendor: Green Huiz
Product Code: AOMFS1

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Althaea officinalis

Marshmallow, White

sorts and variety Erfurter
tall type with roots high in mucilage; easy to wash,
drugs

roots (Althaeae radix), leafes (Althaeae folium)

most important active substances

in the roots musilages (10 – 20 %), mixture of polysaaharides,; pectins; starch

in the leafs  6-9 % mucilages; pectins

in the flowers 5-9 % mucilages, Anthocyane, Asparagin

most important usages

It is used as a gargle for inflammation of the mucous membrane of the mouth and throat including with irritable cough

Recommendations for Cultivation

Weight per Thousand Seed Grains: 2,5 g

Seed demand for drilling: spring / summer 12 kg/ha

Demand for plantation: spring or autumn 6 plants/m²

Distance between the rows: 50 cm

harvest: roots in the second year in the autumn; leaves before the flowering time starts