Marshmallow - Definition

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The marshmallow, also called wild purple or white marshmallow, is a herb that is associated with some medicinal properties. The marshmallow is used for food, but also has emollient properties, meaning it contributes to the relaxation and softening of certain areas, including inflamed skin. Soothing ointments are made from the roots. The marshmallow also works to relieve coughing, and to facilitate the passing of feces in the case of constipation.