Friday, March 18, 2011

Apple Marshmallow Juice

Not the marshmallow treat you might be thinking of, but the actual Marshmallow Root (Althaea officinalis). It's by far one of my favorite tasting herbs. Great for immune system support, digestive and bowel issues, treating respiratory conditions, inflammation, skin ailments and can be used topically as a wound healing agent.

One of Marshmallow Root's many benefits is that it contains mucilage, a spongy substance that turns into a gel and swells when it comes in contact with water. Mucilage helps to soothe the mucous membranes/intestinal tract, and similar to sea moss (also high in mucilage), has heavy metal detoxification capabilities.

This juice contained 3 apples and 2 tablespoons of marshmallow root soaked for a 4 hours, blended, then strained. I then added the extracted water to the apple juice. Best juice since the Feast began!

*Note: Marshmallow Root should not be taken along with medications because it can interfere with their absorption. Take meds prior to consuming it and/or allow a few hours to pass after consumption.

Remember, herbs are medicine. The university of Google can only take you but so far. So take it beyond the internet whenever possible and seek the advice of a TRUSTED authority on the topic when diving into a new herbal regiment. 

1 comment:

  1. LOL @ "The university of Google can only take you but so far."