Mallow is a weed plant that is often thrown away during gardening. It is full of mucilaginous properties and abundant in nutrition that helps to soothe and heal the digestive tract. It helps to heal gastritis, ulcers and any gastrointestinal inflammation. It can be used in making smoothies, green drinks and even tea or sprinkled over your salads and soups just like herbs.
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Do you know this plant? Have you ever weeded it from your garden and thrown it away? Well, you shouldn’t anymore. It is a valuable addition to your healthy diet.
While mallow is the common term, Malva Neglecta is the biological one. This is one of the most amazing healing weeds on the planet. So from now on, instead of throwing it out gather the seeds and try to get more mallow to grow in your garden. If you live near a farm, orchard or animal barn you most definitely have seen this weed. It loves disturbed soil and thrives in animal pastures and orchards.
Mallow is full of mucilaginous properties that help to soothe and heal the digestive tract. It helps to heal gastritis, ulcers and any gastrointestinal inflammation. Just add it to your diet on a daily basis for several weeks. You don’t have to be sick to enjoy the healing benefits of this plant. It is one of the nutritive, soothing weeds that anyone can benefit from using and also one of my favorite vegetable weeds.
How to Consume Mallow
Harvest the leaves when they are bright green and full of vitality. You can harvest the leaves when they are small and just sprouting up or you can wait until the leaves are at the height of their growth. Chop it up; put it in salads and soups. Use it instead of lettuce on a sandwich. Mix it with some kale or chard and steam it. It can be used in making smoothies, green drinks and even tea.
I love to gather several large leaves, mince them into tiny pieces and sprinkle them over my dinner like you would parsley. Mallow is delicious this way sprinkled on rice, stir fries and just about any savory meal. This isn’t a plant that you will find at the market, so you better start cultivating your patch at home.
Has been a part of our staple diet in Kashmir for ages. An effective laxative as well. Tastes great when consumed with rice.
It is a miracle of nature. I always have it. The best for any inflamatory process, since gums to bowels, skin, eyes...a gift from God