Althea Root Extract Marshmallow Root Extract


药蜀葵                                                                                                                                                                                    Althea Root Extract / Marshmallow Root Extract

Botanical Source: Althaea officinalis L. / Althaea rosea L. Cav.

Plant Part Used: Root

Specification: 4:1; 10:1; 20:1; 50:1;

Appearance: Fine Brown Powder

Althea Root Extract Description:

Althea Root’s mucilage content helps soothe inflamed tissues, often caused by bronchitis and asthma. It also relieves dryness and irritation in the chest and throat, usually brought on by colds and persistent coughs. Althea Root has been known to relieve indigestion, kidney problems, urinary tract infections, and even external skin wounds such as boils and abscesses.

Althea Root Extract Functions:

Promote healthy of eye and skin through reducing the risk of macular degeneration;

Be good at protecting the eyes, the arteries and the lungs from damaging free radicals;

Reduce the risk of heart diseases and cancers;

Anti-oxidation, high stability, innocuity and high security;

Preventing degeneration of eye muscles effectively and improving eyesight;

Availing to cure heart disease; Resisting arteriosclerosis.


Marshmallow is demulcent, laxative and stomachic. It protects and soothes the mucous membranes. It is highly useful in dry cough, bronchial asthma, bronchial catarrh and pleurisy. Roots are used to cure excess stomach acid, peptic ulceration, gastritis, colitis and irritable bowel syndrome.

Mouthwash from roots is used in inflammations. Infusion of flowers is used to soothe inflamed skin. Roots ointment is used for treating boils and abscesses. Dried root is used as a toothbrush and is chewed by teething children.

Benefits of taking Marshmallow (Althaea ) Root Extract supplements:

The uses of marshmallow root in medicine vary widely. The remedy has been used to treat gastritis, Crohn’s disease, asthma, indigestion, diarrhea, and gastroesophageal reflux disease. Ulcers, cough, eczema, sore throat, abnormal pap smears, psoriasis, ulcerative colitis, and the common cold have also been treated with the herb. Minor external problems like chapped skin and small cuts or wounds through the use of marshmallow root.

Bronchitis and whooping cough

Marshmallow root, also known as althea officinalis, gets its soothing properties from the presence of mucilate. A slick substance that does not dissolve in water, mucilate makes up nearly a third of the root’s composition, and causes the marshmallow to become slippery. This substance provides the same effects for the irritated skin, stomach, or other areas of the body that marshmallow is used on, making it a popular expectorant during cases of bronchitis and whooping cough.


Marshmallow extracts are used to treat skin inflammation, including eczema and psoriasis. Internal inflammation issues, including mouth ulcers, peptic ulcers and colitis, can be treated with marshmallow.

Marshmallow works as a mucilage, producing a thick sticky substance that coats membranes. Marshmallow extract contains flavanoids, which contain anti-inflammatory properties. The flavanoids are able to reduce inflammation while the mucilage holds them in place and prevents further damage. The extracts also induce phagocytosis, which is the process in which certain cells engulf bacteria, dead cell tissues or other solid particles. This helps speed up the healing process. The mucilage remains unaltered until it reaches the colon, which is why marshmallow works well on most inflammatory digestive disorders.

Digestive disorders

More recently, marshmallow has been used to treat certain digestive disorders, including heartburn, indigestion, ulcerative colitis, stomach ulcers and Chron’s disease. The mechanism by which it soothes sore throats applies to gastrointestinal mucosa as well and regular consumption of marshmallow can help with the pain of ulcerative colitis and Chron’s, and prevent stomach ulcers from perforation.

Skin Conditions

Due to marshmallow root’s anti-inflammatory properties, it has been used to treat bruises, sprains, aches, burns, abscesses, dermatitis and other skin irritations. According to, marshmallow not only soothes irritated skin but also improves and hastens wound healing. In a study published in the January 2010 issue of the “Journal of Ethnopharmacology,” clinicians found that marshmallow extract had a stimulating effect on cell proliferation of connective tissues and was extremely important to the tissue’s regeneration. This proved that marshmallow root is effective in healing skin irritations and can speed up wound healing.

Packaging & Shipping


Material: In fiber-drums with two-plastic bags inside.

Wight: net weight 25kg/drum; gross weight 28kg/drum

Drum Size & Volume: I.D.42cm × H52cm, 0.08 m³/ Drum

Stored in a cool and dry well-closed container, keep away from moisture and strong light/heat.

Shelf life

Two years under well storage situation

Our Services

We not only manufacture and supply raw materials of herbal extracts, botanicals, pharmaceuticals, intermediates in powder form, but also offer OEM services to our end-users who need finished capsules, tablets, soft gels, Raw ingredient sourcing and custom synthesis for novel ingredients is also available on your behalf.


Q1How is your quality of raw materials guaranteed?

A1: We select the best raw materials in the first step for further processing. The facility is GMP compliant, and no contamination is possible. All testing equipment are brand new and advanced. Some of our products also have third-party lab certificates. Certificate of analysis is obtainable for all ingredients from New Natural biotechnology.

Q2: What’s your MOQ( Minimum Order Quantity )?

A2: Our MOQ is usually 25kg since our package is 25kg/drum. For high-value products, 1kg/bag is available. Of course, we are also to pack according to your demand. If quantity smaller than MOQ, the unit price may be a little higher, hope you may understand. Larger quantity enjoys much better pricing.

Q3: How long May I receive the items after payment?

A3: It usually takes 3-5 working days after receiving the payment, and shipping time for express is about 2-3 days depends to your destination. Therefore, it takes about 7 days all together. If no stock, make take another week.



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