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Arabic Name : Khubbaaz, Khubbayz, Khubbaazaa, Khubbaazee
Chinese Name : T’u kuei
English Name : Common Mallow, High Mallow, Wild Mallow, Blue Mallow, Cheeseflower
French Name : Mauve Commune
German Name : Rosspappel, Große Käsepappel, Wilde Malve
Hindi Name : Khubbazi, Papda
Kannada Name : Saunabindigegida
Kashmiri Name : Sotchal
Latin name : Malva sylvestris Linn.
Persian Name : Peezak, Khardaj, Khatmi Kochak, Khubarast
Sanskrit Name : Gulkhair
Urdu Name : Khubbazi
Recommended Dosage: 5 to 7 g powder of dried fruits.
Contraindication: Overuse (many times the recommended dosage) may cause nausea and vomiting.
The seeds are antitussive, astringent, cooling, decongestant, demulcent, diuretic, emollient, expectorant, galactagogue, laxative and lubricant. The seeds are also mucilaginous and therefore soothing to the mucous membranes lining the upper respiratory system. They can also be taken to calm inflammation in the digestive tract and to treat symptoms of constipation and colitis. Also useful in colds, cough, bronchitis, inflamed tissues, gastroenteritis, gastric ulcers, sore throat and irritable bowel syndrome.
A recent research has revealed that the polysaccharides contained in mallow can help to strengthen the immune system.