Marshmallow Althaea officinalis
The plant, not the sweet shop treat, has its origins in Africa with its roots being used for centuries in herbal teas.
A native root to the UK, with its sweet flavour, was favoured during medieval times for treatment of sore throats.
A favourite plant grown in the monasteries of Europe we find ours in the fields of Bulgaria.
Marshmallow thriving in wet climates and damp soil has the ability to pass this moisture-retaining gift onto us. Full of soothing mucilage these soft roots are famous for soothing dryness.
Their unctuous, gentle and restorative nature is the perfect addition in our Relax tea.