Mallow leaf (Malvae folium)

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

Malvenblätter

Name of Drug

Malvae folium, mallow leaf.

Composition of Drug

Mallow leaf consists of the dried leaves of Malva sylvestris L. and/or M. neglecta Wallroth [Fam. Malvaceae], or equivalent preparations in effective dosage.

The drug contains mucilage.

Uses

Irritations of mucosa of mouth and throat and associated dry, irritating cough.

Contraindications

None known.

Side Effects

None known.

Interactions with Other Drugs

None known.

Dosage

Unless otherwise prescribed:

Daily dose:

5 g of drug; equivalent preparations. Mode of Administration Comminuted drug for infusions as well as other galenical preparations for internal use.

Action

Demulcent.