Marshmallow (not to be confused with confectionery marshmallows) has long been used by herbalists to treat coughs, post nasal drip, sinus congestion and sore throats. Due to its high mucilage content, this plant is soothing to inflamed mucous membranes. Marshmallow is also used by herbalists to soothe chapped skin, chilblains (sores caused by exposure to cold), and minor wounds.
Mucilage, made up of large carbohydrate molecules, is thought to be the active constituent in marshmallow. This smooth, slippery substance is believed to soothe and protect irritated mucous membranes of the soft tissues.
Dosage: One capsule two or three times a day for the first month followed by one capsule daily thereafter.