Marshmallow leaf (Althaeae folium)

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

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Name of Drug

Althaeae folium, marshmallow leaf.

Composition of Drug

Marshmallow leaf consists of the dried leaf of Althaea officinalis L. [Fam. Malvaceae], as well as its preparations in effective dosage.

The drug contains mucilage.

Uses

Irritation of the oral and pharyngeal mucosa and associated dry cough.

Contraindications

None known.

Side Effects

None known.

Interactions with Other Drugs

None known.

Note: Absorption of other drugs taken simultaneously may be delayed.

Dosage

Unless otherwise prescribed:

Daily dosage:

5 g of leaf; equivalent preparations. Mode of Administration Cut leaves for aqueous extracts as well as other galenical preparations for internal use.

Action

Alleviates local irritation.