Mallow or Malva Sylvestris on it’s biological name, played an important role in Herbal Medicine for at least 2 millennia as Greeks and Romans were using this plant to cure cold, cough, burns, eczema or wounds. It was also widely used in Ayurveda and Chinese medicine as well.
Luckily in recent years, more interest is shown in this area which automatically drives lots of research. So in present we know that Mallow contain vitamins like A, B3, B9, C and E. It is emollient, rich in anti oxidants, anti microbial and anti inflammatory agents and also has wound healing properties.
Organic Mallow Extract
- is anti-inflammatory agent, being useful in case of acne, insect bites,
- is full of antioxidants which protect the skin of environmental damage
- has anti bacterial proprties
- calms, nourishes and soothes the skin
- protects the skin from dehydration
- softens the skin
- has strong wound healing effect by increasing cellular renewal activity
- impedes wrinkles formation
- analgesic effect
- In 2016, Dipak Paul published his research on Mallow named ” A review on biological activities of common Mallow Malva Sylvestris”. I found his research to be comprehensive on benefits that this plant has on healing wounds, antioxidant and vitamins content, anti inflammatory and anti microbial activity.
- In 2011 Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmacology published the reserch “Ethnobotanical and scientific aspects of Malva sylvestris L.: a millennial herbal medicine” conducted by João Cleverson Gasparetto, Cleverson Antônio Ferreira Martins, Sirlei Sayomi Hayashi, Michel Fleith Otuky, Roberto Pontarolo. In their research stipulates the facts that Mallow is rich in vitamins E and C and also has a high content of lipids. They also mention some usages of the flowers in Traditional Medicine by having anti wrinkle effect, wound healing, anti-inflammatory and analgesic effect.