Marshmallow is a perennial herb that grows wild in most of Europe as well as some parts of Asia. It can grow up to 6 feet tall, and its white, fluffy flowers resemble the sugary treats you've probably roasted over a campfire.
The root of this plant has been used medicinally since the time of the ancient Egyptians. Scientific analysis of the root shows it's high in mucilage, which is valuable for its demulcent properties. It has been shown to calm and help heal irritated skin on contact.
What's more, marshmallow root is also high in flavonoids, a potent antioxidant group that helps to fight allergens, viruses and carcinogens.