Author: Jan Scholten
655.33.05 Althaea officinalis
Names: Greek "altho" means "cure".
French: Guimauve officinale.
Botany: perennial; pale yellow, firm root; leaves short wide oval with 3 to 5 lobes and a serrated; flowers beautiful, delicate, pale pink, axillary; saline land.
Culture: magic, protective rituals, stimulator of psychic powers, attracts good spirits; voodoo use.
Victim of moral, cannot fight back.
Ailments from disharmony, lack of love and gentle attention
Children and older people.
Lungs: cough, dry, infants; bronchitis, asthma, pneumonia.
Stomach: indigestion; ulcers; infections, gastritis, oesophagitis.
Abdomen: lazy; colitis, Crohn's disease, in elderly people.
Urinary: cystitis; infections; gravel, stones, in elderly people with complaints.
Male: prostate enlarged.
Female: disorders; menses copious, red blood.
Skin: poor, rough; infected wounds; abscesses, boils; rosacea; pressure sores; baby bottoms dermatitis.