Marsh-mallow (Althaea officinalis) dry extract

SKU: 00046

Marsh-mallow (Althaea officinalis) dry extract

SKU: 00046

In stock

1 Package = 10/kg

MOQ = 30/kg




Greyish-yellow colored powder, almost odorless, peculiar sweetish taste.


The root of Althea officinalis has a long history of application in medicine. The healing properties of Althea root were known in ancient times. Althaea grows in almost all of Europe territories, with the exception of the northern regions of the Scandinavian countries and Scotland. It is widely spread throughout the European part of Russia, reaching the North Caucasus, the plant is also found in the south of Western Siberia, in Kazakhstan, in the lowlands of Altai. Althea drugs are used for cough, for diseases of the respiratory system.

Chemical composition

The roots and herb contain polysaccharides:

  • mucus (in the roots – up to 35%, in the grass – up to 12%);
  • sugar (up to 8% in the roots);
  • starch (in roots – up to 37%).

About 1% of pectic substances (roots) also contain:

  • fatty oil;
  • organic acids;
  • tannins;
  • steroids;
  • betaine;
  • asparagine;
  • mineral salts.

The heb also contains:

  • ascorbic acid;
  • carotenoids;
  • flavonoids;
  • a small amount of essential oil (0.02%).

Health impact

Althaea preparations are used as:

  • anti-inflammatory;
  • enveloping;
  • expectorant action.

Therapeutic properties are due to the high content of polysaccharides that can swell in water infusions, increase in volume and cover the mucous membranes and skin with a thin layer. This layer protects the mucous membranes from exposure to harmful factors (cold air, the irritating effect of food components, drying).

In addition, the mucous-polysaccharide complex absorbs, adsorbs microbial, viral and toxic products secreted by the affected epithelium cells, inactivates them, prevents contact of the toxins with the mucous membrane. Under such a mucous layer, the activity of the inflammatory process decreases, dense cells and crusts soften, and erosions and ulcers heal more likely.Althaea preparations have mucolytic properties.


Preparations “Althea” are used inside and for rinsing in inflammatory diseases of the respiratory tract and pharynx, accompanied by difficulty in expectoration of sputum, tonsillitis, tracheitis, stomatitis, gingivitis.

Althea preparations:

  • reduce cough;
  • increase mucus secretion and facilitate the evacuation of sputum in acute chronic bronchitis, pneumonia;
  • acute respiratory diseases.

Used in gastritis, gastric ulcer and duodenal ulcer.

In dermatology, marshmallows are used for eczema, cystic dermatoses, psoriasis, burns, seborrheic dermatitis of the face, inflammatory and conglobatic acne, etc.

With enterocolitis, Althea roots are used as a supplement.


Marshmallow is one of the few plants that belong to the group of completely safe and do not cause side effects. However, it is necessary to pay attention to the increased content of polysaccharides for people with diabetes. Children’s age, people suffering from constipation – can provoke constipation.

  • diabetes;
  • childhood;
  • people with constipation.

Althaea preparations should not be used in parallel with other antitussive preparations – cough reflex blockers.

In the preparation of multi-component drugs, it should be borne in mind that

Althea is unacceptable to combine with

  • salts of copper;
  • sublimate;
  • lead and acetates (salts of acetic acid).


We have built a full production cycle – from searching and collecting raw materials, manufacturing a product to delivering an order to the client’s territory. This guarantees you stable prices, consistent quality and continuous supply. We focus on the needs of our customers and, upon request, carry out additional analyzes, develop the necessary documentation and produce extracts and powders with the characteristics you need.


We check raw materials and final products with the help of laboratory tests at every stage from raw material preparation to finished extracts and powders. The supplied products comply with the EU safety and quality standards.


We use double packages of 5-10 kg to prevent moisture condensation. Packages are placed in strong five-layer cardboard boxes or craft bags. If an order consists of 4 or more boxes or bags it can be plased on a pallet at your request.


The main cargo delivery is carried out for customer`s account by DHL or Europiir Logistics, which helps our customers save on shipping costs without sacrificing its quality. At your request, we`ll send the available goods in any convenient way from Tallinn within 2 days after making the payment. The average production and delivery time for custom-made goods is 35–40 days.


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