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(same properties as common Mallow) Red orange flowers, rough gritty grey-green leaves. leaves. Dry the upper part of the plant, (leaves, flowers, stem) make a tea out of it. When it cools, it will gel up a bit. This gel is a soothing compound that coats mucus membranes- throat sinuses, stomach, intestines, colon irritation, bladder. Can even be used as shampoo and skin lotion. Makes hair curly if you put in hair and let it dry. Root can be used as ginseng.