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Scientific Name: Alcea rosea

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  • Perennial
  • Erect perennial, attractive single/double flowers
  • Full sun.
  • Cut back in autumn

Culinary Uses

  • Edible flowers - add to butters, soups and stews

Parts Used

  • Flowers, leaves, roots

Medicinal Uses. It is said that

  • Roots: Counters excess stomach acid, peptic ulceration and gastritis.
  • Mildly laxative.
  • Intestinal problems: help ileitis (kronkelderm ontsteking), colitis, diverticulitis, irritable bowl syndrome.
  • Teething babies.
  • Prepare ointment - boils, abscesses.
  • Mouthwash for inflammation.
  • Leaves: Protects mucous membranes - help dry coughs, bronchial asthma, -congestion and pleurishy (borsvliesontsteking)
  • Flowers: Lotion for skin inflammation, rashes, boils, abscesses
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