Natural cough remedies – part 2: In praise of the common mallow


By Ishtar Babilu Dingir

Common mallow, I’ve come to realise, is probably the most under-rated herb in my garden. I bought it a few years ago when I needed something to fill up a damp corner that never gets any sun. It seemed to be quite unimpressive looking, with its dull bluey-green leaves, but I thought it would do to fill the space. Instead, it has turned out to be a stalwart friend in times of need, with a myriad of medicinal benefits that I had no idea about before. Continue reading