Altheoe Rosea. Hollyhock is well known as a beautiful gardenplant.
Herbal Remedies and Medicinal Uses of Hollyhock:
The root of the Hollyhock is white, long, and thick, and of a slimy nature. This is the part to he used. A decoction of it operates by urine; it is excellent for gravel. It has nearly the same virtues as the Mallow, and Marshmallow. The flowers are rather astringent.
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