Malva sylvestris

Malva sylvestris L.

Malvaceae

  • Common Mallow
  • High Mallow
  • خبازة
  • خبيزة
  • خبيزة برية
  • خبيزة شامية
  • khubbeiza
  • khubbeiza barriya
  • khubbeiza shamiya
  • khubbeza
  • חֶלְמִית גְּדוֹלָה
  • khelmit gedola

Hemicryptophyte

  • Batha
  • Desert
  • Phrygana
  • Shrub-steppes
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Medicinal Complaints / Uses

Malva sylvestris L.

System/StateTraditional
Complaint/Use
Activity / Interpretation Traditional
Preparation/Administration

Parts Used

Source
Gastrointestinal

Carminative for stomach

Carminative

Use leaves. (Preparation/ Admin. not specified.)

RhizomeZ
Haematology

Anaemia

Anti-anaemic

Cook aerial parts & eat.

RhizomeZ
Respiratory

Cough, cold, rhinorrhoea

Anti-Infective, Anti-catarrhal, Anti-tussive

Decoct flowers & leaves in water, cool, filter & drink x4 cups/day.

RhizomeZ
Women`s Health

Postpartum recovery (of uterus)

Alterative

Decoct aerial parts in water, filter & add to bath 3 days after childbirth and/or use as a vaginal wash.

RhizomeZ

Other Uses

Malva sylvestris L.

System/StateComplaint / Use Activity / Interpretation Preparation and Administration
Parts Used

Source
Culinary

Popular food

Nutritive

Cook leaves in water + olive oil + salt & eat hot.

Whole plant (Aerial parts + rhizome)Z

The authors of the Flora Palaestina Ethnobotany (FPE) web site do not take responsibility for any adverse effects from the use of the plants described here. Always seek advice from a health professional before using a plant medicinally or for other purposes

Malva genus has some species which can concentrate high nitrate levels in leaves if growning on nitrogen rich soils.