Ways to prepare marshmallow herb

To make marshmallow tea you have a couple of options:
You can gently boil 1 teaspoon of dried, crumbled root (at least 2 years old), in 1 cup of boiling water for about 15 minutes. Strain out the marshmallow root, and drink one cup of the tea up to 3 times daily.
You can steep one to two teaspoons of dried marshmallow leaf, OR 2-3 teaspoons of fresh leaves in one cup of boiling water for about 10-15 minutes. Strain out the herb and drink one cup up to 3 times a day.

To make a marshmallow poultice:
Blend together finely chopped marshmallow root with enough cold water to form a paste, kind of like a gel. You can also take juice from a root and apply it directly to dry and irritated skin.

Remember to use roots older than 2 years, and see other post for how to dry the root.

Possible Medicinal uses for Marshmallow herb

Some people have experienced benefit from the following uses of marshmallow. It can be a very soothing, anti inflammatory herb that has a wide range of uses. Taken internally, marshmallow tea can be used to soothe respiratory tract irritations due to things like bronchitis, colds and coughs. It has also been known to be helpful with digestive and urinary tract inflammations.

Externally, you can make a poultice with the root which can soothe dry, chapped, or itchy skin. It has also been known to be of benefit for cuts, scrapes and minor burns.

The parts you would use are the leaves, or roots that are at least 2 years old.

*(These claims are not approved by the food and drug administration, and this information is not intended to treat your symptoms and replace a regular doctors care. Please always consult your physician first.)