July 24, 2016

Hollyhock

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What other names is Hollyhock known by?

Alcea rosea, Alcée Rose, Althaea ficifolia, Althaea rosea, Althea Rose, Hollyhock Flower, Malva, Malva Flower, Malvae Arboreae Flos, Passerose, Rose Mallow, Rose de Mer, Rose Papale, Rose Trémière.

What is Hollyhock?

Hollyhock is a plant. The flower is used to make a medicinal tea.

People use hollyhock for preventing and treating breathing disorders and digestive tract problems.

Some people apply hollyhock directly to the skin for treating ulcers and painful swelling (inflammation).

Insufficient Evidence to Rate Effectiveness for...

  • Breathing disorders.
  • Digestive tract problems.
  • Skin pain and swelling (inflammation).
  • Skin ulcers.
  • Other conditions.
More evidence is needed to rate the effectiveness of hollyhock 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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