Metaphysical Properties Of Marshmallow Leaf (Althea)
Official Name: Althaea officinalis
Other Names: Mortification Root, Sweet Weed, Wymote, Heemst, Slaz
Metaphysical Powers: Protection, Psychic Powers
Common Magickal Uses and Folklore of Marshmallow Leaf (Althea)
- Althea has long been used in protection rites.
- It is also well known to be an excellent psychic power simulator. Burn it as incense for this purpose or carry it in a sachet.
Marshmallow is used as a protective and cleansing herb. Burning marshmallow will cleanse an area, making it good to combine into incense blends. Oil can be made from the flowers and leaves that can be used to anoint self or any person when protection is needed.
When this herb is mixed or infused into the oil, it is used for astral travel when a little extra protection is needed.
Marshmallow Leaf can be used in love and fertility spells. If your mate has left home or likes to wander, a vase of marshmallow flowers in your window will guide them home. To fight infertility and impotence, gather marshmallow seeds under the light of a full moon and use them in sachets or aphrodisiac powders. Oil can also be made from them then be applied directly to the genitals.
Associated with death and rebirth, marshmallow is used in departing rituals to honor the dead.
The Marshmallow plant is used to ease sore throats and dry coughs. It has a soothing effect on inflamed membranes in the mouth and throat. This plant can be used for heartburn, indigestion, stomach ulcers, and skin conditions like eczema and dermatitis. It is said to help with asthma. The roots and leaves are the parts of the plant that are most used.
Sore throats and coughs are best treated with a tincture containing Marshmallow Leaf, whereas stomach conditions are best treated with tea. A cream can be made to treat skin conditions.