Why marshmallow is an anti-pollution hero

By Belinda Carli | Published: 17-Apr-2024

The herbal medicine is a favourite for anti-pollution skin care and hair care, as Belinda Carli, Director at the Institute of Personal Care Science, writes

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Marshmallow root (Althaea officinalis) was a Western herbal medicine traditionally taken orally to soothe digestive inflammation and ulcers.

It has been studied extensively and it was found that its active substance is a mucilage that helps coat the internal digestive walls to provide comfort; while its polysaccharide content has been found to have healing properties.

The active mucilage that is present in marshmallow root extract is also beneficial when

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