Author: Jan Scholten
English: Mallow family.
Botany: Malvoideae: 78 genera; 670 species; temperate to tropical; anthers transversely septate; staminal column with 5 apical teeth; pollen spiny.
Content: mucilage; xanthine alkaloids, theobromine, caffeine; sesquiterpenes, caryophyllene; farnesol; gossypol; cyclopropenoid fatty acids, sterculic acid, malvalic acid; saturated fatty acids; oxytocin.
In Apg3 classification Malvoideae is treated a subfamily of Malvaceae. In older taxonomies Malvaceae was polyphyletic.
In the Plant theory Malvaceae is treated as a family and placed in Subphase 3.
Mellow is a good word for Malvaceae. They are soft, ripe, juicy and a bit unclear. They have a tendency to pastel everything away, take away the sharp edges, smooth things. They are very romantic, writing love letters, diaries and songs. They like to sit around a camp fire with lots of friends, singing songs, drinking beer and becoming mellow. Then they have great fantasies and talk about what everyone will do later in life, what great things in art and science they will achieve and how they will improve the world, make it better and more beautiful. But the next day it becomes more difficult. They do not know how to make things concrete as they are too foggy and confused. They want support and compliments from others to feel good and have the strength to go on with their projects. If their parents and especially father do not encourage them or are gone, they often lack the strength to continue with their plans.
In relationships they always have the feeling they are not stable enough. They feel half together and half separate. They feel they have to adapt in order to keep the relationship going. So they give, often too much. They like to please the other person. The negative aspect is that they become too pleasing, slimy.
Desire love, partners, relationships, being together, having friends, community, family; strong bonds and trust, of mother and child, lovers, family.
Aversion to members of family, children; husband; breaking away; straying.
Tender, soft, soothing.
Sensual, erotic, lustful.
Desire: beauty, harmony.
Aversion: conflicts, quarrels.
Lack of power, backbone and courage.
Sensitive, nervous with an overreaction of the parasympathetic nerves.
Victim of double morals.
Becomes hostage of himself.
Split between sex and love, < abuse.
Contact problems, cannot speak for themselves.
Behave nice, shut their mouth.
Cheerful, laughing, extravert.
Wants to be seen.
Ungrounded, not rooted well, << loss of roots.
Loves Africa, nature, living in small communities.
Desire to be touched.
Fear to touch, to break things.
Anxiety about health, heart disease.
Sweat: easily, copious.
Nose: sinusitis, chronic, ethmoid, pain at root of nose.
Mouth: salivation, < pregnancy.
Throat: speech problems.
Lungs: asthma < emotions.
Female: menses late, absent; infertility, sterility; miscarriage, abortion; labour problems