Mallow was grown and eaten by the Romans. Its young leaves can be eaten in salads, while the cooked leaves are laxatives. Its flowers have softening and anti-inflammatory properties and are used in expectorant teas and cough syrups for children. Mallow is also an old veterinary remedy.
Rich in mucilage, the leaf extract has emollient, softening and refreshing properties, making it ideal for fragile and irritated skin. Mallow also has soothing, astringent and anti-redness properties.