- Country of manufactureRussia
Dried roots of a mallow contain a large number (to 35) the mucous substances consisting generally of polysaccharides: the pentosans and hexosans which are breaking up at hydrolysis to a galactose, pentose, pectine sugar and a dextrose. Roots contain also a lot of starch, asparagine, to 8% of sugar, pectin, a betaine, lecithin, a phytosterol, to 5% of mineral salts (mainly phosphates), fat oils, and also vitamins, in particular provitamin A — carotene. Leaves and young stalks of a mallow contain some vitamins, and also a small amount of essential solid oil.
Mallow roots with ancient time and almost worldwide are applied in medical practice of both national, and official medicine. Our ancestors for treatment of some diseases used also flowers, seeds and leaves of a mallow.
As Avicenna reports, the name of a mallow in Greek is formed from the word "multiuseful". Avicenna considered that the mallow is the medicine "the emollient, defiant maturing weakening and resorptional". The great scientist emphasized that "seeds and a root of a mallow have the same force, as a grass, and even stronger".