Mallow flower (Malvae flos)

Published March 2, 1989.
List of German Commission E Monographs (Phytotherapy)

Malvenblüten

Name of Drug

Malvae flos, blue mallow flower.

Composition of Drug

Mallow flower consists of the dried flowers of Malva sylvestris L. and/or Malva sylvestris L. ssp. mauritiana (L.) Ascherson et Graebner [Fam. Malvaceae], as well as their preparations in effective dosage.

The drug contains mucilage.

Uses

Irritations of the mucosa of the mouth and throat and associated dry, irritative cough.

Contraindications

None known.

Side Effects

None known.

Interactions with Other Drugs

None known.

Dosage

Unless otherwise prescribed:

Daily dosage:

5 g of drug; equivalent preparations. Mode of Administration Comminuted herb for infusions and other preparations for internal use.

Action

Demulcent.