Marshmallow Root is also known as Althea or Althaea (which means healer) Root and is a protective and cleansing herb which can be burned to cleanses an area, indoors or out. Steep the leaves and flowers in oil and use the oil to anoint yourself when you feel the need to be protected from demons or spells cast against you. If you are journeying in the astral plane and wish for some extra protection, apply this oil before you enter your trance.
This is a particular favorite of "nice" Spirits. Place on an altar with a bowl of water and candles to call upon these benevolent Beings to aid you.
Planet - Venus
Element - Water
Althea is useful in dry coughs and laryngitis. Its medicinal properties work to create a soothing barrier for dry and raw linings of the throat and/or lungs. It also increases immune cells called macrophages that surround and eat infectious viruses or bacteria. Althea is often combined in herbal cough syrups with echinacea, slippery elm, lemon and oregano. Althea helps reduce swollen lymph nodes during an infection. It also helps to increase saliva which helps soothe dry sore throats.
This herb is known to reduce water retention. It can help with PMS water retention, stomach bloating and edema similar to a water pill. Marshmallow root will help to increase urination and reduce swelling.
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