Malva Sylvestris. A wild plant growing about hedges, in fields, and gardens. It grows three or four feet high. The stalk is round, thick, and strong. The leaves are roundish, indented, and divided, at the edges. The flowers are numerous, round, and red. The root is long and white, tough and firm.

Herbal Remedies and Medicinal Uses of Mallow:

The root has most virtue. The leaves are used in decoction for Oysters. The decoction made strong is excellent to promote urine, and to cure strangury and gravel, and for removing sharp humours from the bowels. The VERVAIN MALLOW is common in pastures. It grows two feet high; the stalks are round, thick, erect, and a little hairy. The lower leaves are rounded and slightly divided at the edges; those on the stalks are beautifully cut into very small parts. The flowers are of a very bright red, three times the size of the Common Mallow. The root is white. The root is used. It has the same virtues as the Common Mallow, though not quite as strong. The leaves have the same effect.

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This page and the rest of the encyclopedia of medicinal herbs was reproduced from old herbals written in the 1700 and 1800s. They are of historical interest to show the traditional uses of various herbs based on folk medicine and ancient wisdom. However the traditional uses for these herbs have not been confirmed by medical science and in some cases may actually be dangerous. Do not use the these herbs for any use, medicinal or otherwise, without first consulting a qualified doctor.

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