Liber Herbarum Minor (English)
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Musk-mallow, Malva moschata, Musk mallow 


Malva moschata L.

Plant parts

Flower, Flowering plant, Leaf, Root, Seed, Young shoots

Diseases & Uses


Adstringent, alleviating, all kinds of illnesses, angina, Anorexia, Anorexy, Antiinflammatory, Antiphogistic, Antitussive, Aperient, Appetite stimulant, Appetizer, Appetizing, Assist healing of wounds, Astrigent, Astringent, carbuncle, Carbuncles, Cataplasm, catharic, compress, Cough, cough depressing, Coughs, Cough suppressant, cureall, Demulcent, diuretic, emollient, expectorant, Expellant of phlegm, fomentation, Gastric catarrh, Gastritis, Heal-all, healing, healing cuts, heal wounds, improves appetite, Increases the appetite, Infected sore throats, inflammation, inflammation conditions of the intestine, inflammation conditions of the stomach, inflammation conditions of the throat, inflammation in stomach, Inflammation of bowels, inflammation of stomach, inflammation of the throat, Inflammatory states of intestines, intestinal inflammation, lack of appetite, laxative, Loss of appetite, miracle drug, mitigating, movements of the bowel, Mucolytic agent, Oleaginous, palliative, panacea, Poor appetite, Poultice, promotes healing of wounds, Purgative, quinsy, reduce inflammation, Salve, sores, sore throat, Stimulant to increase appetite, stimulate the appetite, Stomach inflammation, throat infections, throat inflammation, Throat pain, Tonsillitis, Traumatic injury, Vulnerary, wound care, wound healing, Wound repair, Wounds, wound treatment

Women's diseases

Aids milk flow in nursing mothers, All women's diseases, Encourages breast milk, Ensures good milk supply, feminine disorders, Galactagogue, Galactopoietic, increase milk sekretion in women, Lactagogue, promotes the flow of milk, stimulate milk production, stimulate the flow of milk

Veterinary uses

Veterinary: promotes the flow of milk in cattle

Other uses

colouring, Dye, Dyeing

Local (Geographical) use

Phytomedical use in Brazil


 anthocyanidin glycosides, ascorbic acid, caffeic acid, Calcium, Carotene, Chlorogenic-Acid, essential oil, iron, Malvidin, malvin, mucilage, phosphorus, polyphenols, Riboflavin, Tannic acid, Tanning agents, Thiamine

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