100% Certified Organic Marshmallow Root Tea - Marshmallow Root is a unique herb that has been used for centuries because of it's abundance of natural healing properties. In ancient times the marshmallow root was used to treat a variety of ailments and conditions. The Greek name Althea literally means "to heal". It is also known as a 'demulcent' herb which means it contains polysaccharides that have antitussive, mucilaginous, and antibacterial properties. It works as a mucilage, producing a thick sticky substance that coats membranes and contains anti-inflammatory properties. It can cool and soothe the body and is great for skin, hair and digestion.
Botanical Name: Althea officinalis
Ingredients: Certified Organic Marshmallow root
Certified Organic: Yes
Unlike most other herbs where you would use hot water, marshmallow root is typically prepared using a cold infusion to preserve it's mucilaginous properties.
Here is how to prepare your Marshmallow Root Cold Infusion:
1. Add 1 heaped teaspoon of marshmallow root per 200ml of luke warm water into a jar, teapot or cup,
2. Cover and let infuse for a minimum of 4hrs or overnight. The water will change to a yellow colour. Strain and then enjoy!
(Handy Tip: Make up a large pot or jug, this will then last you a few days stored in the fridge)
*Alternatively you may also brew with hot water for 2-5mins, simply add 1tsp per cup of boiling water.
Country of origin: Croatia/Hungary/Poland/China/Bulgaria
Packaging: All orders are sent in resealable packages for maximum freshness and longevity of flavour.