Local master herbalist Mary Colvin writes this week on her Herbal Collection's blog about the marshmallow plant, a soothing remedy against inflammation.
"The sweet confections that we all know today, may share the same name, but lack the nutritive and medicinal value of their namesake. The very first confection was made centuries ago from the marshmallow plant. The French peeled back the root bark and boiled the remainder into a soft and sweet white pulp," Colvin writes.
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