From the note soothing on inflamed mucous membranes.
Mallow is synonymous with emollient by virtue of the content of mucilage: the flowers and leaves, mucilaginous, exert a soothing effect on inflamed mucous membranes. Has always been used as a mild laxative, Mallow is a good intestinal regulator for the elderly and children, important for the security tasks that exercises at the level of the inflamed intestinal mucosa. The laxative properties are not to be attributed solely to the presence of mucilage, but principles to activities laxative soluble in alcohol: the alcolaturi, in fact, deprived of mucilage exhibit such activity. The purple flowers are a very effective remedy in facilitating expectoration and calming cough: exert a soothing effect on the bronchial mucosa. Often fall in the formulations of herbal teas pectorals. In particular, it falls into the four expetorate species of ancient Pharmacopoeias: Malva, Altea, Parietaria, Barbasso rate. External use of the plant is running anti-inflammatory activity, soothing, astringent, vessel protector that makes it particularly useful in the treatment of mossy sore, bleeding gums, conjunctivitis etc .. From the cosmetic point of view the most recommended associations with Aloe, Chamomile, Calendula, linden, Altea, Plantain, if you research a softening and emollient, with Horse Chestnut, Butcher's Broom, Blueberry if you research a refreshing and anti-reddening effect.
- 8-10% mucilage (by hydrolysis: galactose, arabinose, glucose, rhamnose
The decoction of flowers and leaves can be used as a compress for tired and irritated eyes.
The Celts on the eve of the midsummer festival, gathered bunches of mauve and there touched friends and relatives to protect them. Finally, the flowers were burned to increase power.
Laxative, softens the stool. Fluidity of bronchial secretions. emollient and soothing to the mouth and throat and voice.