Marshmallow root is a Europe and parts of Asia native plant and considered to be part of the Malvaceae family, a soft mucilaginous plant. In parts of the country, the tops of the Marsh Mallow leaves are used for a variety of consumption purposes because of its stimulating properties that benefit the kidneys. It’s also been used in beverages, candies, desserts, cosmetic creams, and was the marshmallow confectionary origin. Its roots provide natural mucilage that’s moistens, soothes, and supports the digestive, urinary tracts, and respiratory mucous membranes. Majority of marshmallows suggested uses derived from a long history of traditional healing systems.