All parts of common mallow are astringent, laxative, urine-inducing, and have agents that counteract inflammation, that soften and soothe the skin when applied locally, and that induce the removal (coughing up) of mucous secretions from the lungs. Some of the most impressive health benefits of Malva sylvestris includes its ability to speed wound healing, protect against infection, reduce inflammation, reduce signs of aging, improve respiratory health, optimize digestive functions, improve sleep, and treat headaches.
- Immune system protection.
- Ability to speed wound healing.
- Protect against infection.
- Reduce sign of aging.
- Reduce swelling and draw out toxins.
- Good remedy for coughs and other chest ailments.
- Given to children to ease teething.
- Good for sensitive areas of the skin.
Flavanoids, mucilages, Terpenoids, Phenol derivatives, Enzymes: sulfite oxidase, Coumarins, Vitamins: tocopherols (vitamin E) and ascorbic acid (vitamin C), Fatty acids/sterols.
Pregnancy and breast-feeding: Not enough is known about the use of mallow during pregnancy and breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.