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see mallowmallow,
common name for members of the Malvaceae, a family of herbs and shrubs distributed over most of the world and especially abundant in the American tropics. Tropical species sometimes grow as small trees.
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a genus of herbaceous plants of the mallow family. Within the Eurasian temperate zone there are about 12 species, eight of which are found in the USSR. The most important species is Althaea officinalis (the marshmallow), a plant with axillar blossoms, growing in both Europe and Asia; in the USSR it is found in the steppe and forest steppe zones of the European part of the country, in Siberia, in Kazakhstan, and in some districts of Middle Asia. The plant grows along river and lake banks, in solonetzic meadows, in brush, and less often on wasteland. The marshmallow is cultivated in the Ukraine and the Krasnodar Krai. The dried roots of this plant are used medicinally in the form of a powder, infusion, or syrup, as an emollient, expectorant, antipyretic, and unguent, mainly in connection with respiratory diseases. Preparations of the marshmallow are sometimes used to treat inflammations of the urinary tract.


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Chemical composition and antimicrobial activity of the flower and root hexane extracts of Althaea officinalis in Northwest Iran.
Fructose is present in appreciable quantity in Matricaria chamomella (flowers) while Althaea officinalis (roots) has the highest amount of sucrose among the plants under study.
2006) but surprisingly no comprehensive report exists on the quantitative characteristics of epidermal structure in Alcea, Althaea and foliar epidermal studies are totally missing from the taxonomic literature of Pakistan therefore one of the objectives of this study was to fill in this gap in our knowledge.
Here, Althaea speaks once more to the notion that love is renewed pain.
The microscopic observation of the flower powder showed acute hairs, spherical, echinate pollen grains, teliospores of Puccinia malvacearum--a typical parasite of Malva sylvestris that is very common in plants in the Ciudad Universitaria and also appears in the observation made of Althaea officinalis- and parts of subepidermis and mesophyll with oxalate druses (Figure 9).
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Swinburne's Queen Althaea kills her own son out of her sado-masochistic desire to punish him for falling in love with Atalanta and for causing the death of her brothers.
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Nosal'ova G, Strapkova A, Kardosova A, Capek P (1993) Antitussive activity of a rhamnogalacturonan isolated from the roots of Althaea officinalis L.
Propertius also includes in his corpus the paradigmatically terrible mothers, Althaea (3.
marshmallow root (also known as Althaea officinalis, which is related to Hollyhock.
11) This extremity of human reaction does hold true for some of Ovid's human mothers, since Procne and Althaea hew close to their Hellenic origins, but not for others such as Niobe, Alcmena, and Dryope.