Infusion of mallow
How it is prepared
To make a mallow-based infusion, you will certainly not have to face too many complications, since it is sufficient to boil 500 ml of water in a saucepan.
Once the boiling temperature is reached, we can pour fifteen grams of mallow flowers and leaves (you have to buy the dried ones) inside the saucepan and leave them to infuse for about five minutes.
After filtering, you can comfortably drink the infusion, in small sips and above all no more than two or three glasses throughout the day.
Inside the mallow we find numerous active ingredients, such as mucilage, caffeic acid and chlorogenic acid, as well as potassium.
We are talking about a plant, in any case, which can boast remarkable emollient, lasative, analgesic and expectorant properties.
For this reason, mallow is used quite frequently to combat fevers and colds, but also constipation, since it is able to perform a significant laxative action.
Furthermore, it can be used to counteract dental neuralgia, abscesses and stomatitis (in this case the decoction is the best solution to solve these pathologies), but also to fight the inflammations that can form in the vagina and, finally, it can be carried out. an excellent purifying action from the whole organism, eliminating toxins.
Inside the infusion, the malva silvestris is certainly one of those plants that are able to perform an important soothing action.
The concentration of the dried flowers and leaves is the reason why, when we pour them into the saucepan filled with boiling water, we will notice how a violet color spreads, which however will disappear within a few seconds.
The mallow-based infusion undoubtedly has a rather pleasant and delicate taste, especially sweet: this explains why, usually, it is not recommended to add honey or, in any case, to make the infusion sweeter.
The infusion based on silvestris mallow is used, in particular, to carry out a laxative action on the body, but also for the treatment of various disorders that affect the oral cavity (especially irritations), but also for problems that refer to the digestive system.
In addition, mallow infusions can also be particularly useful for fighting colds, coughs and phlegm.
The infusion of Mallow Silvestris can also be used to wash the eyes, especially when they are very inflamed, but also to treat conjunctivitis.
In any case, the mallow infusion is characterized by being able to be really useful for many purposes: for example, you can take a bath and add the infusion due to the fact that the mallow is able to perform a typically emollient and moisturizing action. .
The roots of the mallow plant are also able to perform an analgesic action, that is they allow to calm the pain and are extremely useful for fighting tingling, as well as for always keeping clean and white teeth.
With mallow there is the possibility of preparing decoctions, infusions and herbal teas, but as we have already said, it is often also used to make particular baths or to prepare lotions and compresses, as well as useful poultices.
To make an excellent mallow-based infusion that can cure flu states, as well as counter phlegm, coughs and colds, you certainly don't need the experience of a cook, since, in reality, it is a very simple operation.
In fact, it will be enough to have three tablespoons of mallow leaves, flowers and roots and pour them into a cup filled with boiling water.
This compound must be left to infuse for at least ten minutes: the methods of intake, after having performed the filtering of course, are three or four cups every day.
Another interesting recipe is the one that allows us to make a very effective mallow-based infusion to combat constipation during the pregnancy period.
To prepare this infusion of flowers and leaves of malva silvestris, it is necessary to follow a few simple steps.
First of all we will have to go to the herbalist to buy dried mallow flowers and leaves: pour a teaspoon of this mixture into 100 ml of previously boiled water.
Let the mixture infuse for at least a quarter of an hour, after which it will be filtered and then the infusion can be served in a cup.
We remind you that you cannot drink more than two or three cups a day of infusion based on Malva Silvestris.
Mallow infusion: Warnings
There is no particular warning regarding the mallow plant, as research and scientific studies to date have shown that it does not cause any kind of side effect.
In any case, it is always better to avoid exceeding the dosages of mallow infusion, compared to what was recommended to us by the herbalist.
In case we have any doubts, it is always better to ask your doctor for a preventive advice.
To prepare a cup of mallow decoction you will need:
10 gr of fresh mallow (flowers and leaves)
250 ml of water
In a saucepan, pour the water and fresh mallow. Bring to a boil and simmer for 10 minutes. Turn off the stove and let the decoction rest for 15 minutes. Then filter the liquid obtained to remove the leaves and mallow flowers and drink your decoction.
Drinking 2 or 3 cups a day of mallow infusion or mallow decoction gives relief in case of cystitis, hemorrhoids, colds, constipation, stress, insomnia, digestive difficulties.
Mallow herbal teas they have no particular contraindications. Yours herbalist of trust will be able to give you more information on doses and administration of natural remedies based on mallow. To learn more, we suggest reading the following texts:
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Ti-Regola Organic Infusion
To regulate intestinal transit. With cassia, fennel, anise, mallow and frangula Botanical Garden of the Berici
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- With a delicate flavor, I found the benefits mainly by drinking it as soon as I wake up and on an empty stomach, usually I don't sweeten any herbal tea, but for.
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- Exceptional herbal tea for intestinal well-being with a very good and sweet taste, so no sweeteners are needed. It is easy to drink a.
L'Ti-Regola infusion is a delicate natural blend based on herbs biological, useful for regulate intestinal transit (frangula, cassia, baldo), for eliminate gas and excess air (fennel, anise and coriander) and mallow.
- Put the filter in a normal cup.
- Pour 100-150 ml of boiling water.
- Leave to infuse for 5-7 minutes.
Ingredients: Rhamnus frangula L. bark *, Glycyrrhiza glabra L. root *, Foeniculum vulgare Mill. Fruits *, Malva sylvestris L. flowers and leaves *, Cassia angustifolia Vahl leaves *, Peumus boldus Molina leaves *, Coriandum sativum L. fruits *, Pimpinella anisum L. fruits *.
(* from organic farming) - EU / non-EU agriculture
Diseases and parasites that can attack Mallow
A problem that can compromise the correct development of Mallow plants is undoubtedly the infestation with insects like aphids and the red spider mite. To counter the spread of these parasites, it is advisable to always keep the leaves of the plant clean.
Equally dangerous for the health of the Mallow are the water stagnation which could compromise the integrity of the roots. For this reason, it is preferable to administer only the necessary amount of water, avoiding excesses.
How to use mallow in the kitchen
We are talking about one a plant with a thousand resources and a thousand uses. Not only that, as we will see shortly, it is possible to achieve beneficial infusions of mallow. The latter may in fact also be exploited in the kitchen as a key ingredient: it is perfect for flavoring dishes or from add as a topping to rich and nutritious salads. If you intend to prepare a good risotto or invigorating soups - perfect for cold weather - consider using mallow, better if in fresh leaves, once again as an ideal condiment.
It is also possible to use the mallow to prepare food supplements capable of facilitating the proper functioning of the intestinal tract. The latter, very easy to find in best herbalists and pharmacies, exploit the important soothing and emollient properties of mallow with the aim of restore gastrointestinal function and reduce swelling conditions.
How to prepare the mallow infusion: recipe
A good mallow infusion is prepared with a mix of dried flowers and leaves that we can also buy in herbal medicine. Here's how to do it.
What you need for a cup:
- 200 ml of water
- 2 teaspoons of dried mallow
Boil the water, add the mallow and let it boil for a minute. Turn off and leave to infuse for 10 minutes. Then strain and pour the infusion into a cup. Consume the infusion preferably hot: prepare it in a closed teapot, and sweeten with a teaspoon of honey or sugar.