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For most people, the word marshmallow conjures up the thought of a sugary white treat, but few people know about the plant behind it all. Unsurprisingly, marshmallow belongs to the mallow family. Once limited to Africa,marshmallow is now widespread throughout Europe, Asia and North America. These plants thrive in damp environments, such as in swamps, marshes and bogs, as is indicated by their name. Modern day marshmallow is commonly used in landscaping. To the ancient Egyptians, however, its most valuable part was the root, which served as a food source, and was used to create the sugary confectionary that would eventually become the modern marshmallow. Marshmallow tea is made from the leaves, and has a fresh, mildly sweet flavor and pleasant aroma. Drink it on its own or add a bit of sugar or honey for a delightfully sweet herbal brew.
This tea is an exceptional natural source of vitamin A, vitamin C, and multiple B vitamins. It can also provide minerals, including magnesium, iron, manganese, phosphorus, potassium and zinc. Among the many constituents found in marshmallow leaf tea are amino acids, flavonoids, coumaric acid, pectin, mucilage and volatile oils. With the antioxidant qualities many of these elements provide, there is even more reason to discover marshmallow tea for yourself!