A demulcent soothes irritation in the body. Marshmallow is an example of an herbal demulcent.
Latin name: Althaea officinalis
- soothes urinary tract and respiratory system
Marshmallow can be good for heart burn.
Latin name: Ulmus rubra
- soothes GI tract
- good for upper respiratory issues
Slippery elm can help strengthen tissue.
Latin name: Glycyrrhiza glabra or Glycyrrhiza uralensis
- strengthens digestion
- aromatic carminative
- strengthens the adrenals
- regulates blood sugar
LIcorice is one of the most commonly used herbs in China.