Sunday, October 30, 2016

Flower Photos - Malva sylvestris AKA Mallow

a plant with many uses

Candy Marshmallows Probably Aren't Health Food

But, I found out today, this plant has a history of medicinal and cooking uses.

  • The leaves, roots, stems, flowers and seeds  are packed with vitamins A,B,C and E.
  • Some folks, substitute the leaves for spinach. Pregnant women get iron and zinc from it.
  • Gooey stuff, called mucilage comes out of the leaves and roots, when you squeeze them.
  • Rub that ingredient on cuts or, wounds and, it heals, reduces pain and stops infection.
  • The plant's name in Hebrew and Arabic, translated to English, would be bread.
  • A Roman naturalist, recommended a teaspoon of mallow, a day to prevent diseases.

Mallow flower and leaves

Quit Teaching Kids to Roast Marshmallows

They make a mess and could get burned, fooling around with campfires.

The world would be a better place if, you didn't give them sharp sticks, to use like that.

It would be a good idea, to have them poke holes in the ground and, plant mallow.

Then, you'd get some free medicines and foods to eat.  What are you waiting for ?


ISBN 0-553-58514-2 The New Healing Herbs P. 402

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