The medicinal properties of marshmallow root come from the mucilage, or sap-like substance, that the plant produces.
The ancient Egyptians used the mallow root for making their candied delicacies for their Gods, Nobility and Pharaohs over 2000 years ago. Since it was a crime for anyone else to eat this sugarlike treat , children looked to honey and figs to cure their sweet tooth.Until the mid-1800s, marshmallow candy was made using the sap of the Marsh-Mallow plant. Today, gelatin replaces the sap in the modern recipes. Today's marshmallows are a mixture of corn syrup or sugar, gelatin, gum arabic and flavoring.
The Marsh-Mallow plant was harvested from salt marshes and on banks near large bodies of water.
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