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Marshmallow has been used for centuries as an herbal remedy. Because of its mucilaginous properties it is a very soothing and healing herb. It is beneficial in removing stones and gravel from the urinary tract and also for treating hemorrhages. It is used externally as a poultice for sprains, chap skin and other skin inflammations.

Marshmallow soothes sore throats, treats respiratory problems and has been used to heal the common cold. It acts as a diuretic as well. It has been used to treat asthma, bronchitis, coughs, colitis, indigestion and stomach ulcers.

Marshmallow may also lower blood sugar levels.

CAUTION: Check with your doctor before taking it if you are diabetic.


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