what is marshmallow
Proven Marshmallow‘s secret

Since antiquity Marshmallow is considered as a soothing plant for cough. The mucilage contained in the marshmallow enwrap the cough receptors in the throat, alleviate mucosal irritation and thereby reduce the urge to cough.

Marshmallow against coughing

Marshmallow have an antitussive effect by reducing oral and pharyngeal irritation. It alleviates dry cough by

  • the information of a protective layer on the inflamed or damaged mucosa of the mouth and throat (up to the larynx)

  • & increasing the barrier to irritants which reduces the sensitivity of the cough receptors.



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1 Bronchostop Junior Launch Insights. June 2018. Online study conducted by DRG.
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10 NHS Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children: Gastro-oesophageal reflux. Available at: https://www.gosh.nhs.uk/conditions-and-treatments/conditions-we-treat/gastro-oesophageal-reflux
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