MY HERB CLINIC ® BLUE MALLOW FLOWERS ~ HERBAL TEA HEALTH - Malva sylvestris
Blue Mallow Flowers
Botanical Name: Malva sylvestris
Organic Status: Wildcrafted
Country of Origin: Middle East
Blue Mallow Flowers are also known as High Mallow, Malva sylvestris, Common Mallow, Althaea rosaea, Mallards, Mauls, and French hollyhock. Blue Mallow flowers do not have a noticeable scent, however they are stunning to look at and have a long spiritual history being laid down on doorsteps and worn as garlands for Beltaine celebrations.
It has been used for a long time in herbal medicine practice and is a popular ingredient in both teas and poultices. Culpeper refers to this herb, and other herbs in the Mallow family, as being ‘Venus’ herbs, associated spiritually with love and the water element.
It is now commonly used as a tea and is wonderful to enjoy before bed. It makes a great addition to herbal tea blends, adding an attractive pop of colour.
Tea Instructions: Can be brewed like a loose leaf tea. Boil water (90°C to 100°C degrees) and add between 1 teaspoon and 1 tablespoon of herbal blend per cup of water. Pour boiled water over the tea and allow to steep for at least 5 minutes before straining and serving. Honey or vegan sweeteners can be used
Herbal teas can often be rebrewed between sittings.
The above instructions are general guidelines only, and brew strengths and times can be adjusted to suit personal taste.