MALLOW

NAME : MALLOW

GAELIC NAME :

LATIN NAME : Malva sylvestris.

COMMON / FOLK NAMES : High Mallow Cheeseflower Common Mallow Country Mallow

MEDICINAL PART : The Herb.

PLACES OF ORIGIN : Europe and sparingly in the U.S. Canada and Mexico

HABITAT : Waste places Rubbish dumps Fields and along Fenches and Roadsides Also cultivated

DESCRIPTION : High mallow is an annual or perennial plant. The tapering, whitish root produces a round stem, 2 to 3 feet high, with alternate, light green, downy leaves which are 5 to 7 lobed.

FLOWERING PERIOD : The pink or purple axillary flowers have five narrow petals and appear from May to October.

PROPERTIES : Astringent Demulcent Emollient Expectorant

USES : High mallow makes a good demulcent tea for coughs, hoarseness, bronchitis, inflammation of the larynx and tonsils, and irritation of the respiratory passages. It can also be taken for laryngitis, emphysema, and lung
catarrh, and for catarrhal gastritis and enteritis. Externally, a decoction can be used to wash wounds and sores. Make a poultice of the herb to soothe irritations and inflammations. A warm enema made from the leaves is helpful
for intestinal inflammation.


Preparation : Use the fresh plant only.

MAGICAL PROPERTIES

GENDER : Feminine.
PLANET : Moon.
ELEMENT : Water.
POWERS : Love Protection Exorcism

MAGICAL USES
If your love has left you, gather a bouquet of Mallow and place in a vase outside your door (or in a window). This will cause him or her to think of you, and after that they may return. Mallow is also carried to attract love.
To make an effective protective magical ointment, steep Mallow leaves and stems in vegetable shortening, then strain. This ointment rubbed onto the skin casts out demons as well as protects against the harmful effects
of black magic.

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