nutritive tonic

Mallow

Formal name: 
Malva sylvestris
Other names: 
High mallow
Common mallow
Malva

A wild plant with stalked kidney-shaped, scalloped leaves in the Mallow family with prominent veins underneath and small pink and white flowers.

Medicinal data
Part used: 
herb
Dosage: 
1 cup 2-3 x daily
Health benefits: 

poultice applied for boils, abscesses, inflammation, bites and stings; decoction used for laryngitis, bladder infections, and respiratory ailments; greens excellent steamed or stir-fried before fruiting stage.

CategoryCorrespondences
Body systemsdigestive, respiratory, urinary
GenderFeminine
Herb actiondemulcent, expectorant
Herb categorynutritive tonic, specific
Herbal energycool
Herbal preparationdecoction
Herbal tastesweet
Magical powersexorcism, love, protection
Path16
PlanetMoon