Organic Marshmallow Root

Organic Marshmallow Root

Our organic marshmallow root is sold by the quarter cup for easy use.

This item ships directly from our store in Newmarket, Ontario. Larger amounts are sold by weight. You must contact kendra@witchplz.com to buy large quantities.

The spongey dessert known as "marshmallows" are, in fact, named for the plant. All parts of the plant, but especially the roots, have mucilaginous qualities (meaning that it can act as a thickener or "glue"), and it was these qualities that originally helped create the spongey desert which is now made with cornstarch and gelatin. However, it is Althaea officinalis's mucilaginous quality that makes it extremely well-suited for soothing sore throats, having been used for such since the days of Ancient Egypt. It additionally has a wide range of medicinal uses toward minor ailments.