Marshmallow root refers to the underground "runners" of the same plant that lends its name to the pillow-like confection we know today, although a less sugary version was first enjoyed by the Egyptians.
Marshmallow roots were also boiled and eaten as a vegetable by the Romans. In times of famine today, Syrians rely on marshmallow roots more than any other native plant to sustain them. Due to a high mucilage content, marshmallow root is used to prepare oils and salves to soothe and soften skin.
1oz dried Marshmallow Root chopped