The common mallow is a type of flowering plant that blooms during spring to autumn which is also considered a medicinal plant by Americans. This plant can survive with dry and hard soil conditions.
To recognize the common mallow plants there are several distinctive features that we need to know, namely: the common plant stem of the mallow is covered with small hair and usually has a circular shoot shape, to reach one meter high, the color of the leaves is dark green, while the color of the flower depends on the species namely between pink and dark purple and the size of the flower reaches 2-5 cm, for the shape of the fruit similar to the ring and divided into many small seeds.
Nutritional content of the common mallow
There are so many nutrients in this common mallow plant that we can make as natural medicines including the following:
- Phenolic Acid
- gluconate acid
- galacturonic acid
- Vitamin c
- anthocyanin malvin glycosides
So every nutrient content of common mallow has a different function for the human body and after being processed into general mallow medicine it can be in the form of powder packs, dried into dry plants, and also face creams. Therefore, there are two benefits that we can get in the content of the common mallow, which are:
1. Treat various types of chronic diseases and minor illnesses.
With the nutritional content, this plant is believed to be able to cure mild to chronic diseases such as asthma, stomach, kidney inflammation, gallstones, and headaches, as well as astringent, bactericidal and anti-inflammatory properties in the mallow plant which can treat diseases that include boils, wounds, blackheads and zits.
2. Make nutritious herbal teas.
By processing leaves or flowers from these plants into herbal teas that are efficacious as cough medicines, as well as hoarseness. The way to process it into flower herbal tea and leaves from the general mallow plant must be soaked in water for several hours. Nursing mothers can consume mallow tea because it can increase milk production.
recommendations intake from the common mallow
For recommendations for the recommended intake in consuming mallow plants in general we must first examine because if excessively consumed there will also be things that are not desirable so the recommendations of the intake are:
– depending on age, health and how the ingredients are.
-Recommended intake of general mallow herbal plants needs to be consulted with medical experts related to herbalists.
Warning of use of general mallow plants
-While the community recommends the intake is 5 grams of plants that are dry or fresh for each day.
Behind the safe use of this plant, there are also several caveats that must be known in consuming, among others, because this plant is believed to be a laxative, so if used in large doses it can cause diarrhea. If used together with antidiabetic drugs can reduce excessive blood sugar. Then immediately stop using if allergies or hypersensitivity occurs.