Althaeae radix


This is a summary of the scientific conclusions reached by the Committee on Herbal Medicinal Products (HMPC) on the medicinal uses of marshmallow root. The HMPC conclusions are taken into account by EU Member States when evaluating applications for the licensing of herbal medicines containing marshmallow root.

This summary is not intended to provide practical advice on how to use medicines containing marshmallow root. For practical information about using marshmallow root medicines, patients should read the package leaflet that comes with the medicine or contact their doctor or pharmacist.

Key facts

Latin name Althaeae radix
English common name Marshmallow Root
Botanical name Althaea officinalis L.
Therapeutic area
  • Mouth and throat disorders
  • Cough and cold
  • Gastrointestinal disorders
F: Assessment finalised
Date added to the inventory
Date added to priority list
Outcome of European assessment
European Union herbal monograph


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