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#1 wildedibles

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Posted 13 June 2012 - 10:21 AM

I have a few of these in the garden they are very hardy flowers I have tried numerous times to remove it from my lawn and it keeps coming back :)

You can eat the seeds from these flowers they look like little wheels of cheese they taste really good and have mucilaginous properties within the seeds, stems, leaves and roots. All parts are edible and safe to eat check for food sensitivities with all new plants tho trying a little at first.

Marshmallows were once made from the root of Marshmallow which belongs to this family :)

In the fall when my hands are cracked and sore after a nice rain these seeds become slimy I take a few and rub this into my cracked hands and they are soothed and healed :)

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Posted 13 June 2012 - 10:27 PM

That's awesome, I've had some high mallow going for a few years now. Beautiful plant and flowers all summer. They self sow like mad - I call it invasive.
In a good way.
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Posted 14 June 2012 - 06:20 AM

I would agree :) beautiful flowers and a vegetable / herbal that you do not have to tend too :)

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Posted 14 June 2012 - 10:40 AM

Cool. Did not know the name of this one, it is growing here too :) . I think I'll be doing some wild seed collecting this year hehe.
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Posted 14 June 2012 - 11:04 AM

I can't wait for the flowers come they are pretty I have pink ones and white ones both in the lawn thats where they grow better in fact I am the only one allowed to mow my lawn lol I go around all the weeds in the grass :)

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Posted 15 June 2012 - 06:19 PM

I found one today in another garden I am not joking when I say this plant spreads easily I love food that does this :) easy to care for mostly pest resistant and drought tolerant
I wanted to add this picture cause buttercups have a similar leaf but a yellow flower I do not think Mallows come in yellow I could be wrong but they do not look like buttercups flowers
Buttercup leaves are on the top right they have no shin to them at all they are also wider but thinner like paper
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Mallow leaves are at the bottom of the above picture they are thicker and shiny compared to buttercups

Buttercup leaf below
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This is why it is a good idea to wait for a plant to flower first b4 trying to identify it first and to take a really close look at the leaves mother worts leaves are kind of simular too

But buttercups are poisonous so it is not a good idea to mix these up with other edible herbals
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#7 wildedibles

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Posted 26 June 2012 - 07:22 AM

Some Mallow flowers :)

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#8 wildedibles

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Posted 26 June 2012 - 07:30 AM

Ok it is really hard to take a pic of a white flower blowing in the wind but I wanted to show the whit variety too :)

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Posted 03 July 2012 - 11:24 PM

The white variety :) It was cloudy today and the wind wasnt as bad and more flowers poped open :)
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Posted 10 December 2019 - 09:05 AM

Here is a video of the mallow in my yard

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#11 wildedibles

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Posted 11 December 2019 - 06:47 AM

The whole plant is edible.
I have eaten it all in some way or another... I think I mentioned that it's nice soothing gell for cracked sore hands lol from garden work.

I have eaten a raw leaf it's not bad a bit of jelly slimy texture the same as plantain or violet it's not bad tasting like lettuce.

Flowers are bland almost in a salad I can't remember.

Leaves in a stew doesn't really thicken it but it's not a bad flavor, maybe more leaves might thicken it a bit. It would add nutritional value anyway.

Root is slimy when wet same as wet ripe seeds.

Leaves and roots when wet are slimy too you might have to scrape, mash or chew to get it mucilaginous aka slimy lol

Wikipedia has some good information on this plant I believe mine is malva moschata but it could be malva alcea and cultivar alcea being the white one?
These ones are closely related and are used the same ways

https://en.m.wikiped.../Malva_moschata

Keep in mind that nothing is proven but talk it over with your doctor if this plant seems right for you
Uses were discribed from that link and other names just mentioned

Edible raw or cooked
Stem very mucilaginous
Colon cleansing
Weight loss supplement
Stinging nettle cure
Disorders of the skin, gastrointestinal track, respiratory track
This plant was one of the first recorded plant uses in history 3rd century BC Doctor Diphilus of siphnus wrote "mallow juice lubricates the windpipe, nourishes, and is easily digested"
(wow it's one of the first recorded and we have forgotten it already?)

It was planted on Graves because the dead could eat this perfect plant

Web MD has this information found here
https://www.webmd.co...mono-192/mallow
Irritations of the mouth, throat, dry cough, and bronchitis
Stomach and bladder complaints
Wounds, stomach upset and diarrhea


Medium. Com has information here too
https://medium.com/@mariaborysova
This was the most fun info lol
Used in sex and magic
Check this out if you want to learn more lol

You can fry or bake them like kale chips (now that sounds yummy)

Sores and swellings
Dandruff
Warm juice of plant for melancholy
Boiled in milk for cough
Mild laxative (probably Fibre so it will normalize stools if your water ballace is balanced)
The juice mixed with oil for hair loss
Asthma
Sore throat
Hemroids
Pulverized seeds for bladder ulcers
Inflammation
Promote the maturation of abscess (I wish I knew this when PoPo had a sore paw he had something in there that was causing swelling and an abcess thing in there... It's better now and maybe I will remember I think plantain is good for that too)

Potential antimicrobial and antifungal
Reducing acne
Tinctures promising antibiotic treatment
Relieving hypertension
Antioxidants
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