The Skin and Hair Healing Powers of MARSHMALLOW ROOT POWDER - Koils by Nature

The Skin and Hair Healing Powers of MARSHMALLOW ROOT POWDER

Wondering what marshmallow root powder is and all the ways you can use it as a natural remedy?


Most of us when we hear the word marshmallow, we think firepits, smores and fluffy white candy. What we don't think of is a natural healing remedy for our skin, hair, throat and gut. But before you run to the nearest candy shop, know that in this article, we’ll explore the health and healing benefits of marshmallow root powder, which is as far from those fluffy white candies as one could imagine. So what is marshmallow root powder and how can my stomach, skin and hair benefit from its richness? Good question, let’s get exploring. 


What is Marshmallow Root Powder and Where Does it Come From?

Marshmallow, also known as, Althaea officinalis, is a perennial plant that dates back as early as our ancient records go. The leaves and flowers have been used in cooking, while the root has been traditionally used for its medicinal benefits. In Greek, ‘Althea’ actually means ‘to heal,’ or ‘healing powers,’ so why haven’t we been storing this root powder in our medicinal cabinets for years? Good question. 


As the english name implies, the herb is found growing near marshes, or near damp land masses. It’s a soothing healing herb that has a plethora of health benefits. It contains antioxidants, tannins and mucilages, which are polysaccharides composed of glucuronic acid, galacturonic acid, galactose, rhamnose and arabinose. It’s also a fantastic source of iron, magnesium, selenium, Vitamin C, protein, potassium, phosphorus, manganese, and calcium. Wowie! Let’s see how Marshmallow root powder works exactly and how we can reap its natural benefits. 


Marshmallow Root Powder Benefits for Skin, Hair and Entire Body 

The polysaccharides are probably the best feature of this herb, because they become slippery when mixed with water, and when ingested or applied to skin or hair, it will work to protect and heal whatever it comes in contact with. Yup, it’s a natural born healer. 


  1. Soothes Respiratory Issues- marshmallow root, when mixed with hot water can be used as a natural remedy for soothing coughs and bronchitis. While it soothes any respiratory issues, it can also heal and cool sore throats on its way down. 
  2. Heals and Protects the Skin- many natural cosmetics have included marshmallow root powder in their natural beauty products because it can heal and soothe many skin conditions like rosacea, bites, burns and many other skin conditioners. Its anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties make it a great natural remedy for treating acne and can clean open wounds from any dirt or debris. And its antioxidant benefits make it a great anti-aging ingredient that can revitalize dull looking skin, and eliminate fine lines and wrinkles. 
  3. Natural remedy for digestive issues- because of its anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties, it also works at healing any digestive issues when ingested. It's also been used to treat ulcers, indigestion, heartburn, kidney stones and crohn's disease. It hastens up the healing process, while it coats the stomach and digestive tract with its healing polysaccharides. It can also bind with toxins, flushing whatever may be causing any trouble in the digestive tract out. 
  4. Hair Care Benefits- Marshmallow root powder is also a demulcent and emollient which is why you’ll find it in many natural hair care products. It works best when used in a conditioner or moisturizer as it moisturizes and hydrates dry, limp or brittle hair back to life. When applied topically, our scalp or hair benefit from the protein, vitamin C, selenium and iron present in marshmallow root. It’s also great for treating dry scalp or dandruff because of its antibacterial properties.  

Takeaway on Marshmallow Root Powder

Next time you see a package of marshmallows in the supermarket, we’re sure you’ll have a laugh at how far we’ve gone from its actual source. 


Koils By Nature knows all about the best natural remedies and ingredients out there for your skin and hair. Many of our ingredients haven't even really started to trend on the market just yet. Consider us, and yourself, well, ahead of the trend! If you’re looking for hydrating and conditioning hair care products that include marshmallow root powder, along with many other essential oils, nutritious butters, and some of nature’s best goods, then look out for Koils By Nature’s Sage & Lemongrass Ultra Hydrating Leave-In Conditioner. And if you want to get something special for your man, go for our Men's Daily Hair Moisturizer, this way he lays off your stash! 

The Skin and Hair Healing Powers of MARSHMALLOW ROOT POWDER

Wondering what marshmallow root powder is and all the ways you can use it as a natural remedy?


Most of us when we hear the word marshmallow, we think firepits, smores and fluffy white candy. What we don't think of is a natural healing remedy for our skin, hair, throat and gut. But before you run to the nearest candy shop, know that in this article, we’ll explore the health and healing benefits of marshmallow root powder, which is as far from those fluffy white candies as one could imagine. So what is marshmallow root powder and how can my stomach, skin and hair benefit from its richness? Good question, let’s get exploring. 


What is Marshmallow Root Powder and Where Does it Come From?

Marshmallow, also known as, Althaea officinalis, is a perennial plant that dates back as early as our ancient records go. The leaves and flowers have been used in cooking, while the root has been traditionally used for its medicinal benefits. In Greek, ‘Althea’ actually means ‘to heal,’ or ‘healing powers,’ so why haven’t we been storing this root powder in our medicinal cabinets for years? Good question. 


As the english name implies, the herb is found growing near marshes, or near damp land masses. It’s a soothing healing herb that has a plethora of health benefits. It contains antioxidants, tannins and mucilages, which are polysaccharides composed of glucuronic acid, galacturonic acid, galactose, rhamnose and arabinose. It’s also a fantastic source of iron, magnesium, selenium, Vitamin C, protein, potassium, phosphorus, manganese, and calcium. Wowie! Let’s see how Marshmallow root powder works exactly and how we can reap its natural benefits. 


Marshmallow Root Powder Benefits for Skin, Hair and Entire Body 

The polysaccharides are probably the best feature of this herb, because they become slippery when mixed with water, and when ingested or applied to skin or hair, it will work to protect and heal whatever it comes in contact with. Yup, it’s a natural born healer. 


  1. Soothes Respiratory Issues- marshmallow root, when mixed with hot water can be used as a natural remedy for soothing coughs and bronchitis. While it soothes any respiratory issues, it can also heal and cool sore throats on its way down. 
  2. Heals and Protects the Skin- many natural cosmetics have included marshmallow root powder in their natural beauty products because it can heal and soothe many skin conditions like rosacea, bites, burns and many other skin conditioners. Its anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties make it a great natural remedy for treating acne and can clean open wounds from any dirt or debris. And its antioxidant benefits make it a great anti-aging ingredient that can revitalize dull looking skin, and eliminate fine lines and wrinkles. 
  3. Natural remedy for digestive issues- because of its anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties, it also works at healing any digestive issues when ingested. It's also been used to treat ulcers, indigestion, heartburn, kidney stones and crohn's disease. It hastens up the healing process, while it coats the stomach and digestive tract with its healing polysaccharides. It can also bind with toxins, flushing whatever may be causing any trouble in the digestive tract out. 
  4. Hair Care Benefits- Marshmallow root powder is also a demulcent and emollient which is why you’ll find it in many natural hair care products. It works best when used in a conditioner or moisturizer as it moisturizes and hydrates dry, limp or brittle hair back to life. When applied topically, our scalp or hair benefit from the protein, vitamin C, selenium and iron present in marshmallow root. It’s also great for treating dry scalp or dandruff because of its antibacterial properties.  

Takeaway on Marshmallow Root Powder

Next time you see a package of marshmallows in the supermarket, we’re sure you’ll have a laugh at how far we’ve gone from its actual source. 


Koils By Nature knows all about the best natural remedies and ingredients out there for your skin and hair. Many of our ingredients haven't even really started to trend on the market just yet. Consider us, and yourself, well, ahead of the trend! If you’re looking for hydrating and conditioning hair care products that include marshmallow root powder, along with many other essential oils, nutritious butters, and some of nature’s best goods, then look out for Koils By Nature’s Sage & Lemongrass Ultra Hydrating Leave-In Conditioner. And if you want to get something special for your man, go for our Men's Daily Hair Moisturizer, this way he lays off your stash! 

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