The Mallow

Great Mallow, also called Scots Mallow or Mallow, (Malva sylvestris) is a biennial herbaceous medicinal plant of the family Malvaceae

The dried flowers of this small plant, very common in most of Europe, contain flavonoids,Especially interesting for sensitive or irritated skin anthocyanosides and polysaccharides.The medicinal properties of the mallow are numerous and have been known since antiquity.

It is in fact the presence of mucilage (vegetable substances, consisting of polysaccharides, which swell in contact with water by taking a viscous consistency, sometimes sticky, similar to gelatin) which give the flowers as the leaves of mallow their emollient and softening properties.

It is therefore particularly interesting for sensitive or irritated skin. It can be used on the most delicate skins such as babies.

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