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    Default Mallow. This confuses me...

    Okay, a LOT confuses me, but this is what we'll address today.

    Now anyone that has read an SAS or any other survival handbook...Mallow is listed as a remedy for a LOT of things. Rashes, Antiseptic, Colds and other respiratory illnesses. This is my question...

    They list "mallow" and "marsh mallow". The problem is that in all my years of gardening, I've only learned of Zebrina (purple), Vulcan (hot pink), White Queen, and Mont Blanc (both white, Mont Blanc has a bigger flower).

    So which one do I use...or do ALL of them work? Am I missing one that grows wild ie: MARSH Mallow?
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    There's quite a few mallows, T. The Tree Mallow (L.arborea) European Common Mallow(M sylvestris) Marsh Mallow(A officinalis). There are so many sites with differing medicinal applications, that I don't know what to say!

    Here's a link, I'll have a look in Culpepper later!

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    one thing that you will find is allot of remedies that have been claimed to cure just about everything, problem is, well the problem is, is humans,ego,evryone trying to outdo each other, "what you say that plant cures such and such, ha thats nothing this plant cure all that and then some"
    main reason that i use current books for medicinal uses, and the web to verify, also in my notes when i come across something, like lets say stinging nettle cures, well i put a little note by that cure that says verify, like i just read the other day that mullien cures stinging nettle itch, something i want to verify myself
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    Quote Originally Posted by wareagle69 View Post
    one thing that you will find is allot of remedies that have been claimed to cure just about everything, problem is, well the problem is, is humans,ego,evryone trying to outdo each other, "what you say that plant cures such and such, ha thats nothing this plant cure all that and then some"
    main reason that i use current books for medicinal uses, and the web to verify, also in my notes when i come across something, like lets say stinging nettle cures, well i put a little note by that cure that says verify, like i just read the other day that mullien cures stinging nettle itch, something i want to verify myself
    ...so...let me know when you deliberately step into them stinging nettles and verify the remedy. LOL!

    Seriously though...are you saying that Mallow and Marsh Mallow don't work the way they have been said to work? I'm only asking because I've found it in a book that the military itself suggested for these types of things. It would really suck if I had to double think absolutely everything in there now...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Winnie View Post
    There's quite a few mallows, T. The Tree Mallow (L.arborea) European Common Mallow(M sylvestris) Marsh Mallow(A officinalis). There are so many sites with differing medicinal applications, that I don't know what to say!

    Here's a link, I'll have a look in Culpepper later!

    http://starchild-international.com/p...5d61f611ce6a1e
    Thanks Winnie!!
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    cheeses, common mallow- malva neglecta- only experience i have is eating the flowers on this- i wasn't sure at first if it was gill over the ground a great tea, but then flowers id as mallow, have not tried it any other way
    as far as the nettle will know in a couple of months, but am always looking for alternate ways of cures as jewel weed season is shorter than mullien
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    As Winnie said, there are several different kinds of mallows. The common mallows are what you find growing in the fields or along the roads. Marsh Mallows grow in marshy areas as the name implies. Originally, the roots were used to make...you guessed it....marshmallows.

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    just to add to the confusion, we have lots of swamp mallow around here lol..

    Mullein is one of those miracle weeds, In fact we harvested another today to transplant that will be flowering next year, so my worker will have some in his yard. I keep finding more and more uses for it, thanks to Mr. Wareagle.
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    ah shucks
    as i 've probably said before most of the credit for my learning comes from allen and lydia
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    WarEagle is always so mallow about the compliments he receives.
    some fella confronted me the other day and asked "What's your problem?" So I told him, "I don't have a problem I am a problem"

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    Here's a link on Mallows from Culpepper online. Might help!

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