How does Marshmallow work?

Marshmallow forms a protective layer on the skin and lining of the digestive tract. It also contains chemicals that might decrease cough and help heal wounds.

Are there safety concerns?

Marshmallow is safe for most people when taken by mouth. In some people, it might cause low blood sugar levels. If you have diabetes, check your blood sugar carefully to avoid dangerously low blood sugar.

Marshmallow might be safe when applied directly to the skin.

Do not take marshmallow if:
  • You are pregnant or breast-feeding.
  • You are scheduled for surgery in the next two weeks.

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