Marshmallow - Seed Packet

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Annapolis Seeds
Latin Name:
Althaea officinalis
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Perennial herb, with tall stalks of white/pink flowers reaching 5-8'. A valued medicinal, especially the root. It's slippery/mucilaginous quality makes it a powerful demulcent that eases sore throats and indigestion. The leaves are less potent, but are great in teas. In fact all parts of the plant are edible; the leaves are a good steamed green and the flowers can be added to top salads. The original marshmallow candies were made from the root simmered with sugar, water and egg whites. Native across Eurasia.

Grown and packaged by Annapolis Seeds.