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(Althaea officinalis)

Use(s) or Purpose(s)

  • Orally, marshmallow is used for respiratory tract mucous membrane inflammation, dry cough, inflammation of the gastric mucosa, diarrhea, peptic ulcers, constipation, urinary tract inflammation, and urinary calculus.
  • Topically, marshmallow is used for abscesses, for varicose and thrombotic ulcers, as a poultice for skin inflammation or burns, for other wounds, for insect bites and for chapped skin and chilblains.

Risk Information

Caution(s) and Warning(s)
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- Theoretically, due to claims of hypoglycemic effects, marshmallow might interfere with hypoglycemic therapy.
- Marshmallow is thought to have diuretic properties. Theoretically, due to these potential diuretic effects, marshmallow might reduce excretion and increase levels of lithium. The dose of lithium might need to be decreased.
- The mucilage in marshmallow might impair absorption of oral drugs.
- BLOOD GLUCOSE: Theoretically, marshmallow could lower blood glucose and test results.
- DIABETES: Theoretically, marshmallow could interfere with blood sugar control.
- SURGERY: Marshmallow might affect blood glucose levels. Theoretically, marshmallow might interfere with blood glucose control during and after surgical procedures. Tell patients to discontinue marshmallow at least 2 weeks before elective surgical procedures.

Known Adverse Reaction(s)
Orally, marshmallow can cause hypoglycemia.

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References :
Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database.
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