INCI name: ALTHAEA OFFICINALIS ROOT EXTRACT
Marshmallow (Althaea Officinalis) is a perennial up to 1.5 m tall with felted leaves and pale pink or white flowers. It is native to central Europe to southern Siberia. The dried roots are used.
Up to 15% cold water soluble mucilages composed of glucans, galacturonrhamnans and arabinogalactans. Further lecithin, phytosterol, pectin, betaine, asparagine.
Althaea officinalis root extracts have an irritation-reducing effect, enveloping mucous membranes. They are used against phlegm, cough, catarrh of throat, larynx, lung diseases and intestinal disorders, stomach ulcers and irritation of the urinary bladder and kidneys.
- skin protective
- skin caring
The ingredients are particularly effective in cosmetics for the care of sensitive, dry and cracked skin.