Althaea Officinalis Root Extract

A soothing extract obtained from the marsh-mallow plant. It contains anti-inflammatory polyphenols and antioxidant polysaccharides.
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Althaea Officinalis Root Extract

Overview

Althaea officinalis root extract is derived from the root of the marsh-mallow plant. This is actually the plant that was used to create the famous candy! Candy shop owners whipped egg whites, sugar, and the sweet sap from the mallow root into a fluffy candy mold. Today, however, the mallow sap is replaced by gelatin.

Marshmallow root has been used for centuries as a soothing and wound healing herbal remedy. The extract is rich in polyphenols, which are responsible for the plant's anti-inflammatory benefits. It also contains polysaccharides, which have been proven to have a high ability to scavenge free radicals, as well as to form a protective layer on the skin's surface.

Science

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Haghgoo, R., Mehran, M., Afshari, E., Zadeh, H. F., & Ahmadvand, M. (2017). Antibacterial Effects of Different Concentrations of Althaea officinalis Root Extract versus 0.2% Chlorhexidine and Penicillin on Streptococcus mutans and Lactobacillus (In vitro). Journal of International Society of Preventive & Community Dentistry, 7(4), 180–185. https://doi.org/10.4103/jispcd.JISPCD_150_17
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Pakrokh Ghavi, P. (2015). The extraction process optimization of antioxidant polysaccharides from Marshmallow (Althaea officinalis L.) roots. International Journal of Biological Macromolecules, 75, 51–57. doi:10.1016/j.ijbiomac.2014.11.047