Blue Malva Flower
Blue malva (Malva sylvestris) is an herb grown in North America and Mediterranean regions. Its purplish-pink flowers are collected, dried, and prepared into a powder. Traditionally, blue malva flower has been appreciated for its soothing properties.
Blue malva may have laxative and anti-inflammatory properties.1,2 It has been suggested in a pre-clinical study that Blue malva may increase wound healing.3
Elsagh M, Fartookzadeh MR, Kamalinejad M, Anushiravani M, Feizi A, Behbahani FA, Rafiei R, Arjmandpour A, Adibi P. Efficacy of the Malva sylvestris L. flowers aqueous extract for functional constipation: A placebo-controlled trial. Complement Ther Clin Pract. 2015 May;21(2):105-11. doi: 10.1016/j.ctcp.2015.02.003. Epub 2015 Mar 7. PubMed PMID: 25801702
Prudente AS, Loddi AM, Duarte MR, Santos AR, Pochapski MT, Pizzolatti MG, Hayashi SS, Campos FR, Pontarolo R, Santos FA, Cabrini DA, Otuki MF. Pre-clinical anti-inflammatory aspects of a cuisine and medicinal millennial herb: Malva sylvestris L. Food Chem Toxicol. 2013 Aug;58:324-31. doi: 10.1016/j.fct.2013.04.042. Epub 2013 May 16. PubMed PMID: 23684757.
Pirbalouti AG, Azizi S, Koohpayeh A, Hamedi B. Wound healing activity of Malva sylvestris and Punica granatum in alloxan-induced diabetic rats. Acta Pol Pharm. 2010 Sep-Oct;67(5):511-6. PubMed PMID: 20873419.