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White-Veined Mallow

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White-Veined Mallow
Dry Creek
March 24, 2009

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White-Veined Mallow
Dry Creek
March 24, 2009

Native uses: Leaves, soft stems and flowers steeped and made into a poultice for running sores, boils and swellings. An infusion of dried leaves is good for coughs.

Pliny wrote, 'that anyone taking a spoonful of mallows will be free of disease; they soften and heal ulcers and sores.'

Parkinson wrote, 'Leaves and roots boiled in wine or water or in both with parsley doth help to open the body, for hot agues. Leaves bruised and laid on the eyes with a little honey take away the inflamation from them.'

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