Botanical Name: Althaea officinalis
A perennial plant, right, up to 1.50 m long, with white pillows on the stem and leaves.
Roots of 20-30 cm long and 2-3 cm thick, are characterized by the fact that after removing the root bark the interior is white, pale yellow.
Flowers at the top of the stem have 5 white petals, sometimes pink, with lots of violet stamens.
Vegetables in the plain area through sandy places, besides flowing waters, ponds.
- Western Asia
- North Africa
- Polysaccharide mucilages, carbohydrates, starch compounds, pectins, flavonoid glycosides, camphorol, quercitine, phenolic acids, tannins, sugars
It is based on mucilaginous substances, especially in the roots. It is recommended for inflammation of the mucous membranes of the respiratory and digestive tracts.