This wonderful flowering plant has a range of medicinal and culinary uses and can be found all across the world from Asia to Africa and throughout Europe and North America. Due to the high mucilage content, Mallow is an excellent medicinal ally and a soothing demulcent herb and shines in cases of inflammation in the urinary, digestive and respiratory systems as well as topically for irritations/cuts/bites.
Malva sylvestris has very beautiful flowers and will offer blooms for months and is also a host plant for Painted Lady Butterflies. Mallow is incredibly high in vital trace minerals and can be eaten as part of a healthy diet. Mallow is always a wonderful choice for a flowering herb garden and pollinator's garden and will have practical benefits in everyone’s lives.