Common Mallow (Malva) Leaf - Malva Sylvestris L.
Common Mallow (Malva) Leaf - Malva Sylvestris L.

Common Mallow (Malva) Leaf - Malva Sylvestris L.

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Malva Tea great anti Inflammatory and other health benefits

Malva - Malva Sylvestris

Origin: Brazil

Used part: Stem, Leaf, Flower


The malva, scientific name Malva Sylvestris L., is a plant of European origin in the Malvaceae family. Very sensitive, the plant does not withstand intense cold and should sunbathe for at least four hours daily. When it reaches maturity it usually reaches a little more than 1 meter in height and blooms. Malva plantations are present all over the world, but it is in tropical and subtropical countries that the plant is fully developed. There is also confusion around the world about mallow species, which have very distinct medicinal purposes and must be taken with care. The most consumed species is white malva.

Health benefits:

The respiratory system is grateful when we drink malva tea because respiratory inflammations are avoided, as well as cough and bronchitis. The mauve also has expectorant substances that relieve nasal congestion. Several diseases in the throat are also avoided with frequent consumption of tea, which prevents canker sores and gingivitis.

People with gastritis and ulcers should also consume the infusion prepared with the malva leaves as it helps in combating these diseases effectively. Compresses made with tea can also be applied to sunburns as they relieve the pain and discomfort caused by them. The treatment made with malva tea is recommended for people with constipation and for dogs and cats that are constipated.

In parallel with the treatment indicated by the specialist, the patient with inflammation in the tendons can also take advantage of the benefits of the malva. It is possible to say that the vegetable acts like natural sedative and manages to combat the inflammations, including those that are formed in the tendons. However, for this to work it is necessary to prepare a tea with the malva leaves, which can be used both to ingest as well as to apply directly to the area affected by tendonitis.

Good Herbal Remedy:

  • Canker sores
  • Diarrhea
  • Respiratory tract diseases
  • Constipation
  • Stomach problems
  • Water retention
  • Ulcers of the cornea


  1. In an iron pot or glass put a quart of water and two tablespoons of dried malva leaves
  2. Bring the pan to the heat and turn off as soon as the water boils
  3. Cover the pot and let the tea stand for 10 minutes
  4. Strain and drink without sweetening or sweetened with honey

Drink 2 to 3 cups per day.


The main side effect of mallow is intoxication when used in large doses. In addition, malva tea is contraindicated during pregnancy and breastfeeding. Malva may also compromise the absorption of other medicinal products containing mucilages, so an interval of at least 1 hour should be allowed between ingestion of Malva tea and taking other medicines.