Marshmallow Root Extract (Althaea officinalis)

Marshmallow (Althaea officinalis) is a perennial species indigenous to Europe, Western Asia and North Africa. The root has traditionally been used to help ease digestive system upset by coating the mucosa in the gastrointestinal tract.1,2

This ingredient can be found in the following products in United States:


  1. Bradley PR, editor. British Herbal Compendium Volume 2: A Handbook of Scientific Information on Widely Used Plant Drugs-Companion to the British Herbal Pharmacopoeia. Bournemouth (GB): British Herbal Medicine Association; 2006.
  2. Blumenthal M, Editor. The Complete German Commission E Monographs: Therapeutic Guide to Herbal Medicines. Austin (TX): American Botanical Council in Cooperation with Integrative Medicine Communications; 1998.