This infusion contains magic: first the cup is blue, then green
In addition to mucilage, the blossom and leaves of the mallow contain essential oils, tannins, flavonoids and anthocyanins. This interplay of ingredients is said to have a wellness soothing, enveloping and mucous membrane-protecting effect.
The mallow is said to have a soothing, anti-inflammatory, wound-healing and astringent effect due to its tannin content. The dried leaves and flowers are said to act as a tea for catarrhs of the respiratory tract, dry cough, hoarseness, sore throat and irritation of the mucous membranes in the mouth and throat.