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It is indigenous to Europe, Western Asia and North Africa. Used in herbalism and as an ornamental plant. A confection made from the root in ancient Egypt evolved into today's marshmallow treat. However, the marshmallows of today do not contain marshmallow root anymore.
The leaves, flowers and root have been used in traditional herbal medicine. It is traditionally used as relief for irritation of the mucus membranes and may act as a diuretic. This may help cleansing the kidney and bladder. It is an antioxidant and may help with digestion.
Chinchillas love Marshmallow Root but it should be offered sparingly as it contains high levels of Vitamin A. However, it also provides Vitamin B and Thiamine which is essential to chinchillas.
Please keep always in mind when you serve your pet new food:
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Please note that some of these herbs like dandelions, red clover and nettles contain a larger amount of calcium compared to other herbs or flowers. In their fresh state some of these herbs may be diuretic but if you have an animal with bladder stones or issues with bladder sludge we suggest to consult your vet before offering these as treats.
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