Althaea officinalis (Marshmallow)

Characteristics
Family:   Liliaceae
Type:   Perennial
Aspect:   Full sun - part shade
Hardiness:   Hardy
Region:   European
Height:   150 cm
Maintenance
Spring
Plant out
Summer
Harvest leaves as needed
Autumn
Harvest roots of 3 year plus plants
Winter
Harvest roots of plants over 3yrs old
Traditional Uses
Leaves for coughs
leaves in tea for urinary tract infections
Roots for lower digestive conditions like IBS
Roots for gastritis

Unit Price:€ 3.50

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About Ivywood

Herbalists Ross Hennessy and Marina Kesso have moved their businesses and family to a new piece of land in Co Clare. They are busy creating new spaces on the land to reestablish their clinical practice and medicinal herb nursery. Formerly Bareroot Botanicals and Iona Herbal they have now renamed the woodland and business Ivywood.

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