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Demulcent

Demulcent

A substance soothing the mucous membranes on contact.

See:

Comfrey
Cornsilk
Flax seed
Irish Moss
Licorice root
Marshmallow
Mullein
Oatmeal
Slippery Elm Bark
Psyllium Seed

These herbs have approval status by the German Commission E regarding their demulcent action:

Iceland Moss
Mallow flowers
Mallow leaf
Marshmallow root

References:

Blumenthal, M (Ed.): The Complete German Commission E Monographs: Therapeutic Guide to Herbal Medicines. American Botanical Council. Austin, TX. 1998.

Culbreth, D.M.R. A Manual of Materia Medica and Pharmacology. Reprinted by Eclectic Med Publications: Portland, OR, 1983.

Hoffmann, D: The New Holistic Herbal. Element, 1983. Third edition 1990.

Hyde, F.F. British Herbal Pharmacopoeia. British Herbal Medicine Assoc: West Yorks, England, 1983.

 


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