Mallow

Formal name

Malva sylvestris

Other names

High mallow; Common mallow; Malva

Description

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

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