Althea officinalis

Part Used

Root, leaf


Gastrointestinal; respiratory; urinary


Alterative; anti-inflammatory; antimicrobial; anti-tussive; demuclent; diuretic; emollient; expectorant; hypoglycemic; laxative; nutritive; vulnerary

Traditional Uses

Highly mucilaginous – healing to the gastrointestinal system, respiratory system, and urinary system. Indicated for dry cough, congestion, and bronchial asthma. Applied topically for boils, abscesses, bruises, skin ulcers, swelling, eczema, psoriasis, and dermatitis. ^1. 2.