Published March 2, 1989.
List of German Commission E Monographs (Phytotherapy)
Althaeae folium, marshmallow leaf.
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.
Irritation of the oral and pharyngeal mucosa and associated dry cough.
Note: Absorption of other drugs taken simultaneously may be delayed.
Unless otherwise prescribed:
5 g of leaf; equivalent preparations. Mode of Administration Cut leaves for aqueous extracts as well as other galenical preparations for internal use.
Alleviates local irritation.