Plant Magazine of Botanical-online September 2017

Natural remedies

Marshmallow side effects

(Althaea officinalis L.)

What are marshmallow side effects?

- Dermatitis: Marshmallow fresh plant may cause dermatitis or irritation by direct contact with the skin.

- Gastrointestinal side effects: this is a food with high fiber content. The fiber swells in the gut and multiply its size bei

Consuming marshmallow leaves can cause nausea, bloating, stomach pain, flatulence, bloating, constipation or diarrheng fermented by the bacterial flora.. To prevent intestinal blockage, it is important to combine fiber consumption with 1 or 2 glasses of water.

- Allergy or skin rashes: some people may be allergic to this plant.

photo of marshmallow
Photo of marshmallow leaves and flowers

Pregnancy and lactation

The root of the plant is contraindicated in pregnancy and lactation because it contains betaine, an alkaloid with abortifacient properties.

There are no studies on the safety of marshmallow leaves, so it is recommended not to take this plant in these cases.
* More information: Plants and pregnancy.

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