May 3, 2016

Chinese Mallow

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What other names is Chinese Mallow known by?

Cluster Malva, Malva, Malva verticillata, Mauve Chinoise, Mauve Crépue, Mauve Frisée.

What is Chinese Mallow?

Chinese mallow is an herb. The seed is used to make medicine.

People use Chinese mallow as a laxative to relieve constipation and as a diuretic to relieve water retention by increasing urine production. Chinese mallow is also used for kidney disorders and to start the flow of breast milk.

Insufficient Evidence to Rate Effectiveness for...

  • Treating kidney disorders.
  • Treating constipation.
  • Increasing urine production.
  • Starting the flow of breast milk.
  • Other conditions.
More evidence is needed to rate the effectiveness of Chinese mallow for these uses.

Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database rates effectiveness based on scientific evidence according to the following scale: Effective, Likely Effective, Possibly Effective, Possibly Ineffective, Likely Ineffective, and Insufficient Evidence to Rate (detailed description of each of the ratings).


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