- What other names is Mallow known by?
- What is Mallow?
- How does Mallow work?
- Are there safety concerns?
- Dosing considerations for Mallow.
Blue Mallow Flower, Blue Malva, Cheeseflower, Common Mallow, Dwarf Mallow, Fromagère, Grande Mauve, Gul-Khair, High Mallow, Kunzi, Malva mauritiana, Malva neglecta, Malva rotundifolia, Malva Silvestre, Malva sylvestris, Malvae Flos, Malvae Folium, Mauls, Mauve, Mauve des Bois, Mauve à Feuilles Rondes, Mauve Négligée, Mauve Sauvage, Mauve Sylvestre, Vilayatiikangai.
Mallow is a plant. People use the flower and leaf to make medicine.
To treat wounds, some people put mallow in a warm moist dressing (poultice) and apply it directly to the skin, or add it to bath water.
In foods, mallow is used as a coloring agent.
Insufficient Evidence to Rate Effectiveness for...
- Stomach upset.
- Bladder problems.
- Irritation of the mouth and throat.
- Dry cough.
- Wounds, when applied to the skin or added to the bath.
- Other conditions.
Mallow flower contains a mucus-like substance that protects and soothes the throat and mouth.
There isn't enough reliable information available about mallow to know if it is safe to use.
Special Precautions & Warnings: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.
The appropriate dose of mallow depends on several factors such as the user's age, health, and several other conditions. At this time there is not enough scientific information to determine an appropriate range of doses for mallow. Keep in mind that natural products are not always necessarily safe and dosages can be important. Be sure to follow relevant directions on product labels and consult your pharmacist or physician or other healthcare professional before using.
Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database rates effectiveness based on scientific evidence according to the following scale: Effective, Likely Effective, Possibly Effective, Possibly Ineffective, Likely Ineffective, and Insufficient Evidence to Rate (detailed description of each of the ratings).
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Tomoda M, Gonda R, Shimizu N, Yamada H. Plant mucilages. XLII. An anti-complementary mucilage from the leaves of Malva sylvestris var. mauritiana. Chem Pharm Bull 1989;37:3029-32. View abstract.