Marshmallow is a native to most of the parts of Europe and southward
This plant usually found in salt marshes, damp meadows, near the
ditches, near the sea, and on the banks of tidal rivers.
This is an edible herb which is also used for medicinal purposes from a
It is perennial fleshy plant, having erect stems, reaches to a height
of three to four feet.
The plant has downy stems which give off simple branches and the velvety
leaves are short stemmed, round, with irregularly toothed margin and three
to five lobes.
The flower bears reddish- white petals.
Marshmallow is known as garden plant and can be found in most of the
It can thrive in any soil conditions but grows best in moist land than
in dry areas. It is kind of weed which grows in ditches, waste land, damp
ground and near streams.
The harvesting of leaves and flowers is been done in august when both
Leaves, roots and flowers
The important constituents of marshmallow are starch, mucilage, pectin,
oil, sugar, asparagin, phosphate of lime and cellulose.