Abstract Title:

Marsh Mallow (Althaea officinalis L.) and Its Potency in the Treatment of Cough.

Abstract Source:

Complement Med Res. 2020 ;27(3):174-183. Epub 2019 Nov 26. PMID: 31770755

Abstract Author(s):

Mohaddese Mahboubi

Article Affiliation:

Mohaddese Mahboubi


Althaea officinalis has been traditionally used for management of cough and other respiratory problems. The aim of this review article was to evaluate its efficacy in modern research according to its traditional beliefs. All information was extracted from scientific resources of PubMed Central, ScienceDirect, Wiley, Springer, SID, accessible books, reports, and theses. The results of animal and clinical studies confirmed the efficacy of A. officinalis extracts alone in treatment of dry cough, while combination of A. officinalis with Zataria multiflora, Zingiber officinalis, or Helix hedera increased the efficacy of A. officinalis and improved all kinds of cough. Different mechanisms are involved in expectorant and antitussive effects of A. officinalis in treatment of cough. Therefore, A. officinalis in combination with other plant extracts in different forms of drug could be a good choice for cough, sore throat, and other respiratory ailments.

Study Type : Review
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Pharmacological Actions : Antitussive Agents : CK(54) : AC(14)

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