Learn about wild mallow (malva sylvestris) and its benefits as a world renowned gastrointestinal and anti-inflammatory herb. Common malva leaves are demulcent in nature and contain a beneficial mucilaginous polysaccharide that helps to sooth and coat the digestive tract, offering benefits as a mild laxative. Mallow or malva is easy to identify and can be harvested as a wild leafy green for use in green smoothies, salads or soups.
The Forager’s Harvest: A Guide to Identifying, Harvesting, and Preparing Edible Wild Plants –
A Field Guide to Edible Wild Plants: Eastern and central North America (Peterson Field Guides) –
Edible Wild Plants: Wild Foods From Dirt To Plate –
Wild Edible & Medicinal Plants Volume 1, by Carol Biggs – Alaska, Canda Pacific Northwest Rainforest –
Additional Sourced Info:
Mallows, Family: N.O. Malvaceae:
Leaves, flowers, immature fruits and leafy flowered stems of Malva sylvestris: a comparative study of the nutraceutical potential and composition:
The protective effect of Malva sylvestris on rat kidney:
Ethnobotanical and scientific aspects of Malva sylvestris L.: a millennial herbal medicine:
All information is for educational purposes only and is the personal view of the author; not intended as medical advice,
diagnosis or prescription. This information has not been evaluated by the FDA and is not intended to cure or prevent any disease.
Show Comments (0)