Botanical Name : Althaea officinalis
Arabic Name : Al-ghasool, bazarul khatme, gulkhairo, khitmi
Common Name : Marshmallow, Gulkhairo
English Name : Althaea, marsh mallow, marshmallow, mortification root, sweetweed
Urdu Name : Gul-i-khitmi, guli kheri, khatme, khatmi
Part Used : Root, Leaves, Flowers
Medicinal Uses :
- It is extremely helpful in dry cough, bronchial catarrh, bronchial asthma and pleurisy.
- Roots are used to cure excess stomach acid, gastritis, peptic ulceration, colitis and irritable bowel syndrome.
- Mouthwash prepared from roots is used in inflammations. Infusion of flowers is used to appease inflamed skin.
- Dried roots are used as a toothbrush and is chewed by teething children.