Marshmallow for Acid Reflux

Marshmallow is one of the remedies for Acid Reflux and GORD..


Marshmallows ????  Can it really?  I read this on another website: “Herbal remedies sometimes used for GERD symptoms include licorice, slippery elm, chamomile and marshmallow.”

So… do I go and buy a load of these:


Or am I wrong ??

OK. I thought that was too good to be true…

Althaea officinalis, is an African plant also known as the marshmallow plant, and has short roundish leaves and small pale flowers.

This one does not look quite as appetising:

One of the best herbs used to treat acid reflux is marshmallow root. Marshmallow root forms a protective barrier between the stomach acid and the esophagus. Its anti-inflammatory properties provide quick relief to raw tissues.
Marshmallow root is best prepared as a cold infusion. Pour one quart of water over two tablespoonfuls of dried marshmallow root. Let it sit covered, overnight. Strain the herb out and compost it. Drink one cup of the infusion three times daily. If you experience an episode of pain, drink additional tea as needed for rapid symptom relief.
In a pinch, simply mix one teaspoon of powdered herb with a little honey and take that for rapid pain relief if you do not have an infusion prepared.
Marshmallow root, like the other herbal remedies for acid reflux, works best when consumed regularly as it will hasten healing and prevent future irritation to the delicate tissues of the esophagus.

Hmmm, what about the Licorice they also mentioned….

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