Learn about wild mallow (Malva sylvestris) and its benefits as a world renowned gastrointestinal and anti-inflammatory herb.
Common malva leaves are demulcent in nature and contain a beneficial mucilaginous polysaccharide that helps to soothe and coat the digestive tract, offering benefits as a mild laxative. Mallow or malva is easy to identify and can be harvested as a wild leafy green for use in green smoothies, salads or soups.
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Additional Sourced Info
Mallows, Family: N.O. Malvaceae: https://bit.ly/3mkggtQ
Leaves, flowers, immature fruits and leafy flowered stems of Malva sylvestris: a comparative study of the nutraceutical potential and composition: https://bit.ly/2KlY8Cy
The protective effect of Malva sylvestris on rat kidney: https://bit.ly/2Wios33
Ethnobotanical and scientific aspects of Malva sylvestris L.: a millennial herbal medicine: https://bit.ly/3a4r8JX
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