Materia Medica

Welcome to my Materia Medica! There will always be something new added, if not a new herb, root, flower etc., then to an existing Botanica already listed. As new information is revealed with my ongoing studies, I will be returning to their profiles and adding, editing and enhancing their Materia Medica. A herbalist relationship with each plant alley is never complete. Like all relationships, there is always more to learn about each other! And that’s the best part of the process.

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Materia Medica : Marshmallow

Her Greek name, ‘althea’ literally means “to heal”. What is now associated with a tasty campfire treat has humble origins worth exploring.