Malva aka mallow flower

Facts and Uses:

  • Malva was planted upon the graves of the ancients, stemming from the belief that the dead could feed on such perfect plants.[8]
  • It is used for its colon cleansing properties and as a weight loss supplement.
  • Mild tasting, young mallow leaves can be a substitute for lettuce, whereas older leaves are better cooked as a leafy green vegetable.
  • The buds and flowers can be used in salads.
  • In Catalonia (Spain) they use the leaves to cure stinging nettles sting.
  • Malva Leaves are a highly cherished vegetable dish in north Indian state of Kashmir. It is called "Soachal".
  • Malva sp. leaves have been used in the traditional Austrian medicine internally as tea or externally as baths for treatment of disorders of the skin, gastrointestinal tract and respiratory tract.[5]
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