Mallow - Malva sylvestris

Malva sylvestris

Description:

The large mallow plant is a biennial or perennial herbaceous plant of the Malvaceae family. Its stems are hairy and it can reach a height of 1.5 m, especially found in wastelands or hedgerows.

Traditions:

Mallow has long been prized as a remedy. Used daily, it immunised people against illness. The Ancients recommended this plant as a mental stimulant. Mallow is a symbol of softness.

Properties:

Rich in mucilages, the leaf extract has emollient, softening and refreshing properties for fragile and irritated skins. Mallow also has soothing, astringent and anti-redness properties.

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