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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.


Atlas lekarstvennykh rastenii SSSR. Moscow, 1962.
Kondratenko, P. T., S. D. Kur, and F. M. Rozhko. Zagotovka, vyrashchivanie i obrabotka lekarstvennykh rastenii. Moscow, 1965.
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What she achieved, that statue is the beginning of what we should be doing for Althea."
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Althea's completed facility will offer a simplified manufacturing supply chain by providing conjugation and fill finish services at a single U.S.-based location, which will become a model for the industry in safely manufacturing potent biopharmaceutical products.
We wore second-hand clothes from the Extoggery, but Althea's ill-fitting shifts and head-lice-haircut made us wary.
They have worked in EUFOR Althea in Bosnia and Herzegovina since the establishment of the mission in 2004.The Defence Ministers of the EU member countries met in Vienna to negotiate issues of illegal migration to Europe and the project of Permanent Structured Cooperation called PESCO."The EUFOR Althea operation has a significant meaning when it comes to the stabilisation of the western Balkans," said Defence Minister Peter Gajdoscaron (SNS), as quoted by the SITA newswire, adding that he is glad that Slovakia has participated from the beginning.
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Bulgaria has been taking part in EUFORas Althea since its start in 2012.
Althea's world is dominated by mistrust and suspicion.
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