Pharmacist – Formulator Phytotherapy expert
Mallow (Malva sylvestris), is a plant with nice flowers in shades of violet, that belongs to Malvaceae family. A shade that, in honor of this plant became the color mauve. In the mission of health, through diet, the mallow offers your own dogs and cats her flowers and leaves — areas where her active ingredients are concentrated.
Of Mallow’s superpowers, for dogs and cats, we especially invoke the emollient one for the intestinal wall. Her name means, not without reason, soft, or able to soften.
Mallow is a protection useful on irritated mucous membranes. Her effect is soothing, able to alleviate irritations and inflammations of an altered intestinal flora, likely caused by a bad diet.
So, how can we define this phytonutrient superhero? She definitely is an intestinal regulator, and that is the place where she imposes her rules. But be aware, it is always the dose that makes the difference, so it is wise not to call her into action too often, otherwise her mild laxative activity will tend to gain strength and be overly eager to do their job. Mallow is also an immune stimulant, or rather, she stimulates the body’s immune defenses, and for humans, also helps out in cases of coughing when made into a syrup. Her capabilities derive from her richness in mucilage and the presence of flavonoids, tannins, caffeic acid, chlorogenic acid and naturally malvinas.
Where to find her
We find the smooth touch of the mallow in FORZA10 Dermo Active and in its wet line Actiwet, in Hypoallergenic Active for cats and in two wet references of Hypoallergenic Actiwet both for cats and dogs, either with lamb or fish.
The poet Marco Valerio Marziale was used to having a light lunch at his own house, but when hosted by a patron he would make up for his culinary abstinence by indulging the pleasure of the palate with sumptuous feasts. The next day, to expel the after-effects, he would ask the woman of the house to prepare a soup of mauve with boiled sour lemon leaves, which are of course recommended for constipation.
Mallow leaves have been used in the traditional Austrian medicine internally as tea or externally as baths for treatment of disorders of the skin, gastrointestinal tract and respiratory tract. In Spain, the leaves are used to cure the sting of stinging nettles.