Thursday, August 18, 2011

Marshmallow soothes and lights the way

Marshmallow ( Althea officinalis )-the herb,has been used for centuries as both a food and a medicine. Its botanical name comes from the Greek word "altho," which means "to cure." The Romans, Chinese, Egyptians, and Syrians used marshmallow as a source of meal. To reduce inflammation on the skin Arabs used its leaves and applied on external areas. Marshmallows are incredibly cool not because of its good taste, but also a good source of light, just lighting them you can create a great light in a dark campsite.
Due to exceptional healing properties it has been used by herbalists for many centuries to heal a range of ailments, hence its botanical name, Althea officinalis, from the Greek altho, meaning 'to heal'.
Taken internally, it aids digestion.
Externally, it makes you beautiful, and can be found in Power Repair Eye Cream and Body Nurish Daily Facial Regimen Hydrating Eye Cream.