Marshmallow Root, Soothing and Satisfying
Marshmallow root is well-known as a diuretic and is closely linked to kidney health. It helps eliminate excess fats, salts, toxins and water from the body.
Marshmallow stimulates the kidneys and helps to void urine, and gives relief from excruciating pain from urinating. The diuretic properties help encourage the elimination of kidney stones by releasing a substance that relieves irritation of mucous membranes. It forms a protective film to help lubricate the passage for stones to leave the body with a less painful result.
Marshmallow root helps to cause frequent urination and increased urine output. The diuretic properties help with UTI (urinary tract infections) and also water retention from leg and ankle swelling, and face puffiness.
Marshmallow Root is well known for its soothing effect on the respiratory system. Marshmallow also relieves pain from a sore throat, soothes the irritation from dry coughing, and helps to cut through the mucus, phlegmier or phlegm buildup in your respiratory tracts. It helps to attack the underlying infection that causes bronchitis, sinus infection or inflammatory issues.
Mashmallow root forms a protective coating over the esophagus, stomach and small intestine linings, temporarily calming soreness, inflammation or the burning sensation caused by heartburn. This optimizes digestion and improves the efficiency of nutrient uptake. It is good for acid reflux, gastritis and peptic ulcers. Marshmallow root reduces stomach acid production in GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease) and promotes healing of any existing ulcers.
The pectin in Marshmallow root binds loose stools together, while the mucilage relieves irritation and pain associated with frequent stools or diarrhea . For constipation, the pectin increases viscosity and adds volume to stools. Marshmallow root generally promotes easy passing of bowel movements and promotes healing and soothes pain for conditions such as IBS (irritable bowel syndrome).
Marshmallow helps with joint pain. Its diuretic nature helps to reduce joint swelling, while its anti-inflammatory and lubricating nature helps joints move easier and with less pain.
Marshmallow relieves the discomfort of burns, bites, stings, rashes, and other skin irritations/injuries. Marshmallow is also antibacterial, fighting infection at the site and stimulates the immune system to eat away at invading microbes and foreign materials. Marshmallow has been used to help prevent gangrene.
Marshmallow Root helps with chronic dry mouth or xerostomia. Hyposalivation, or low levels of saliva, can cause an increase in cavities, gum disease, and dental infections. Dry mouth usually means that a person has too little saliva in their mouth. Marshmallow Root helps with dry mouth symptoms.
By regulating the release of glucose and insulin in the body, Marshmallow root is able to protect people with diabetes from spikes and drops in blood sugar and is an effective preventative measure for those at high risk of developing diabetes.
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