Herb of the Day: Marshmallow

Herb of the Day: Marshmallow

Posted by TriLight Health on May 30th 2019

The official start of camping season has arrived. A staple of camping for most of us is the S’more. There’s nothing quite like a gooey marshmallow cooked just right over the campfire. What most people don’t know is that marshmallow was originally made with marshmallow root. In fact, a healthy herb-infused marshmallow is easy to make in your own home. While marshmallows no longer contain this herb, herbalists still use marshmallow topically and internally.

Traditional Herbal Uses of Marshmallow:

  • Inflammation
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Indigestion
  • Urinary Tract Infection
  • Soothing mucous membranes
  • Respiratory illness
  • Cough
  • Swollen lymph nodes
  • Kidney stones
  • Swelling
  • Irritated and dry skin
  • More!

The Plant

The marshmallow plant or Althaea officinalis is native in parts of Europe and Northern Africa. It’s now cultivated in locations worldwide. The plant itself grows best in damp areas. Once established, they’re easy to take care of. Growing up to three feet tall with beautiful flowers, marshmallow is sometimes used as a decorative plant. The root itself is used in herbal preparations. It is these roots that contain a unique mucilaginous substance not found in any other plant. Roots are typically harvested from plants that are at least a couple of years old.

TriLight Health and Marshmallow

We use Marshmallow in UriCare and Tummy Plus

UriCare contains herbs traditionally used for their soothing diuretic properties, strengthening kidneys and bladder, assisting inflammatory conditions, removing excess fluids, and more.  

“I have used this product for years. After suffering regular urinary tract infections, I tried this formula and haven't had an infection for 6 years. Now, I use it occasionally and it continues to work wonderfully.” KElias

Tummy Plusis a “Mommy Must Have”. It’s a soothing blend for a variety of stomach and digestive discomforts. Tummy Plus has been a best-selling formula for over 21 years. Effective and gentle enough for the entire family, make sure to have this on hand this summer.

“Tummy Plus is something that every single mom should have in her arsenal! I've had family members drive 45 miles just because their stomach is hurting and they don't have any left of their own! It seems to last forever around here, and is worth every penny!” Desi


TriLight Health employees are not licensed practitioners and cannot prescribe which products you should use. Our comments are educational. If you are pregnant or breast-feeding, please see our pregnancy safe section. As with all our formulas, especially if you are pregnant or breast-feeding, please consult your health care practitioner before using products with any other medications. *Disclaimer: These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.