Malva Sylvestris

Scientific Name: Malva Sylvestris L.
English Name: Common Mallow
Other Names in English: High Mallow
Family: Malvaceae

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Health Benefits

Temperament: It is a little cold and moist and some consider it moderate.
Mallow Flower
1- Brew 30 grams of it in a liter of boiling water and drink the strained water gradually. It is a moderator, laxative and emollient, antipyretic, dilutes concentrated homours and moderates very diluted homours, treats rough voice caused by hot and dryness, opens the obstruction of the liver ducts, increases the secretion of urine and milk, is useful for treating jaundice, gastric ulcer, diarrhea and burning of the urethra, is prescribed in cases of disorders of the mucous membranes of the lungs, bladder and urinary tract.
2- This plant is used as a poultice in external use to eliminate skin inflammations.
3- Brew 10 grams of it in a liter of boiling water, strain and drink a cup every morning, noon and night. It soothes the chest and relieves cough.
4- Gargle its tea and rinse your mouth with it. It is very beneficial.
Mallow Leaves
1- Sitting in brewed water of Mallow is beneficial to soften anal swelling and firmness of uterine muscles.
2- Poultice of its pulverized leaves is useful for fractures of limbs, dwindle of hot swellings and bee stings.
3- If you smash and mix it with olive oil and poultice, it is beneficial for healing burns from fire, erysipelas and scorpion bites.


It is a plant of the Malvaceae family, which has two types (large and small).
1- Large type: It is a perennial or biennial herb with a straight stem and a cylinder that is 40 to 80 cm tall. The flowers are large, appearing reddish-purple in May to June. A variety of it grows in Iran.
2- Small type: The leaves and flowers are smaller than the large type in all parts. Its height is about one span and reaches a maximum of half a meter. Its leaves are round and its flowers are white with red or burgundy streaks. This plant is also grown in most parts of Iran.

Chemical Constituents

A pigment called Malvin, glaze (Mucilage) contains L-Arabinose, L-Rhamnose and D-galactronic acid.

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