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5 Powerful Reasons to Combine Rose Hips and Marshmallow Root

When combined, rose hips and marshmallow root are a powerful pair, offering benefits for immunity, digestion, respiration, and more!

Rose hip and marshmallow are complementary medicines. (The Grow Network)

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5 Powerful Reasons to Combine Rose Hips and Marshmallow

If I woke up tomorrow with green hair and a tattoo of the word “face” on my face, I wouldn’t be more surprised than I was to learn about the power combination that is rose hips and marshmallow!

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Each of these herbs is a wonder all on its own. But put them together and they become a force multiplier for health and beauty benefits! Let me tell you about just a few of the benefits this dynamic duo brings to the table.

#1. A “Power-Up” for Your Immune System

Rose hips and marshmallow root are powerful immune boosters. (The Grow Network)

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Rose hips are rich in vitamin C, which helps boost the immune system and protect the body against infections and diseases. Marshmallow root can add to this with its own immune-boosting properties. Both are also anti-microbial and anti-inflammatory, via different mechanisms.1)Price, Annie. “Don’t Just Stop and Smell the Roses!” Dr. Axe, October 16, 2019. https://draxe.com/nutrition/rose-hips/.2)Levy, Jillian. “Why You Should Add Marshmallow Root to Your Diet.” Dr. Axe, December 5, 2021. https://draxe.com/nutrition/marshmallow-root/.

#2. The Real-Life Version of Photoshop for Your Skin

Rose hips are a great source of antioxidants, which help protect the skin against free radical damage and premature aging. They also contain vitamin A and essential fatty acids, which help improve skin tone, texture, and hydration. Rose hips can help reduce wrinkles and improve skin elasticity, while marshmallow root is skin-soothing to help with a variety of skin issues.3)Davidson, Katey. “Rose Hips: Benefits, Forms, Uses, and Side Effects.” Healthline. Healthline Media, December 4, 2019. https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/rose-hips#benefits.4)Price, Annie. “Don’t Just Stop and Smell the Roses!” Dr. Axe, October 16, 2019. https://draxe.com/nutrition/rose-hips/.5)Levy, Jillian. “Why You Should Add Marshmallow Root to Your Diet.” Dr. Axe, December 5, 2021. https://draxe.com/nutrition/marshmallow-root/.

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#3. Reduce Inflammation for an Overall-Overhaul

Both rose hips and marshmallow have anti-inflammatory properties that can help reduce inflammation and pain in the body. Rose hips can help reduce inflammation in the joints and improve mobility in people with osteoarthritis. Marshmallow root also has anti-inflammatory properties that can help reduce inflammation in the respiratory and digestive systems.6)Price, Annie. “Don’t Just Stop and Smell the Roses!” Dr. Axe, October 16, 2019. https://draxe.com/nutrition/rose-hips/.7)Levy, Jillian. “Why You Should Add Marshmallow Root to Your Diet.” Dr. Axe, December 5, 2021. https://draxe.com/nutrition/marshmallow-root

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#4. Tackle Tummy Troubles With Teamwork

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Marshmallow root has traditionally been used to treat digestive issues such as constipation, indigestion, and acid reflux. It contains mucilage, a gel-like substance that can help soothe and protect the digestive tract. Marshmallow and rose hips work well together and can assist with conditions like Irritable Bowel Sydrome (IBS). Rose hips may also help to take on a different type of belly issue—dropping  unwanted fat.8)M;, Cohen. “Rosehip – an Evidence Based Herbal Medicine for Inflammation and Arthritis.” Australian family physician. U.S. National Library of Medicine. Accessed February 28, 2023. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/22762068/.9)Davidson, Katey. “Rose Hips: Benefits, Forms, Uses, and Side Effects.” Healthline. Healthline Media, December 4, 2019. https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/rose-hips#benefits.10)Levy, Jillian. “Why You Should Add Marshmallow Root to Your Diet.” Dr. Axe, December 5, 2021. https://draxe.com/nutrition/marshmallow-root

#5. Breathe Easy Again and Again and Again

Marshmallow root and rose hips support respiratory health. (The Grow Network)

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Rose hips and marshmallow root make a dynamite combination for the respiratory system! While rose hips can help to discourage common respiratory infections, marshmallow has been traditionally used to treat respiratory issues such as cough, bronchitis, and asthma. It contains compounds that can help soothe and protect the respiratory tract.11)“Rose Hip.” Restorative Medicine. Accessed February 28, 2023. https://restorativemedicine.org/library/monographs/rose-hip12)Cronkleton, Emily. “Marshmallow Root: Benefits, Side Effects, and More.” Healthline. Healthline Media, March 30, 2019. https://www.healthline.com/health/food-nutrition/marshmallow-root#diuretic

What Do You Think?

What’s your favorite way to combine rose hips and marshmallow root? How do you use them? Let us know in the comments!

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1, 4, 6 Price, Annie. “Don’t Just Stop and Smell the Roses!” Dr. Axe, October 16, 2019. https://draxe.com/nutrition/rose-hips/.
2, 5 Levy, Jillian. “Why You Should Add Marshmallow Root to Your Diet.” Dr. Axe, December 5, 2021. https://draxe.com/nutrition/marshmallow-root/.
3, 9 Davidson, Katey. “Rose Hips: Benefits, Forms, Uses, and Side Effects.” Healthline. Healthline Media, December 4, 2019. https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/rose-hips#benefits.
7, 10 Levy, Jillian. “Why You Should Add Marshmallow Root to Your Diet.” Dr. Axe, December 5, 2021. https://draxe.com/nutrition/marshmallow-root
8 M;, Cohen. “Rosehip – an Evidence Based Herbal Medicine for Inflammation and Arthritis.” Australian family physician. U.S. National Library of Medicine. Accessed February 28, 2023. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/22762068/.
11 “Rose Hip.” Restorative Medicine. Accessed February 28, 2023. https://restorativemedicine.org/library/monographs/rose-hip
12 Cronkleton, Emily. “Marshmallow Root: Benefits, Side Effects, and More.” Healthline. Healthline Media, March 30, 2019. https://www.healthline.com/health/food-nutrition/marshmallow-root#diuretic
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