One of the common uses of Malva sylvestris is as a pain reliever. Not only will the chemicals from the flowers help to speed healing, due to their rich vitamin content, but will also offer certain analgesic properties to the area, reducing pain and discomfort.This analgesic ability of the common mallow can be used in many ways throughout the body, both internally and externally. This also makes it a popular application in face masks or topical headache remedies.
Immune System Protection
Building on that first health benefits, Mallow can also boost the immune system by preventing bacterial infections and other foreign agents to affect those wounded areas.
Mallow is known for its capacity to reduce inflammation in the body and help treat common afflictions such as gastritis, sore throat, rashes, ulcerations and toothaches.It makes an outstanding antibacterial, astringent and anti-inflammatory and is thus useful for the treatment of a wide range of medical conditions.
Mallow is used traditionally as an herbal remedy for asthma, bronchitis, coughing, throat infections and emphysema. It contains a lot of mucilage – meaning it is slightly slimy and makes a protective coating on your lungs, respiratory organs and digestive system.
If you are suffering from any chest congestion or a respiratory condition, then using Mallow is a great idea.Not only can it increase expectoration, which can clear out the respiratory tracts, but it also soothes the throat and glands due to its anti-inflammatory aspects, while also promoting healing and more rapid recovery.
Anti-aging Effects and skin care
Malva is best known in skin care for its ability to soothe dry, rough skin.
If you’re suffering from winter dry skin or similar skin issues, Malva is the perfect remedy.
Due to the astringent, bactericidal and anti-inflammatory properties of the plant it can also be useful externally as an herbal treatment for wounds, boils, skin rashes, insect bites, pimples, eczema, acne and swellings.
For those people who feel backed up or unable to properly move their bowels, it can be a very uncomfortable feeling.
Using powerful laxatives can have a range of other effects on the body, but by steeping some flowers into a tea, you can create a mild laxative beverage that will regulate your digestive system and relieve any strain on that organ system.Since mallow has anti-inflammatory properties and forms a protective layer, it is beneficial for all inflammatory processes in the digestive system, from indigestion, ulcers, constipation, leaky gut, Chron’s disease and many more.
Because of it’s diuretic and laxative properties, it is beneficial for the health of kidneys, gallbladder and joints. It prevents and heals kidney and gallbladder stones as well as helping to expel the uric acid that causes pain in arthritis and gout.
Many people struggle to fall asleep, but you can turn to the use a cup of Mallow tea to relax the mind and body, letting you drift off into relaxing, restful sleep.
The active components of mallow help the new mothers, increasing the milk production.