The Health Benefits
Malva Leaves provide excellence in soothing irritated tissue, relieving inflammation. The leaves of this soothing herb activity for countering irritation and inflammation of the mucous membranes, also said to lower stomach acids & useful in relieving gastrointestinal disorders, such as gastric catarrh, enteritis, indigestion, ulcers and colitis. As an expectorant, Malva is said to loosen and expel phlegm-congestion from the lungs. It also aids the body in expelling excess fluid and mucus, and further soothes and relieves inflammation of the larynx and tonsils, dry coughs, sore throats, hoarseness, lung catarrh, bronchitis, asthma, emphysema and irritation of respiratory passages, and for the relief of sore throats and dry coughs.
It is also considered a quite effective, natural-mild laxative when used in larger doses. Early research in test tube studies shows one carbohydrate in mallows has been shown to inhibit a component of the immune system known as the complement cascade. Excessive activation of the complement cascade has been implicated in chronic inflammation and autoimmune disorders, suggesting that further research into Mallow Leaf in these areas is warranted. Malva Leaf is said to have diuretic properties that increase the flow of urine. It has also been used to most effectively soothe the urinary tract and relieve painful cystitis and bladder infection.