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.
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).
How does it work?
There isn't enough information to know how hollyhock might work.
Insufficient Evidence to Rate Effectiveness for...
- Breathing disorders.
- Digestive tract problems.
- Skin pain and swelling (inflammation).
- Skin ulcers.
- Other conditions.
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).
The appropriate dose of hollyhock depends on several factors such as the user's age, health, and several other conditions. At this time there is not enough scientific information to determine an appropriate range of doses for hollyhock. Keep in mind that natural products are not always necessarily safe and dosages can be important. Be sure to follow relevant directions on product labels and consult your pharmacist or physician or other healthcare professional before using.
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