Herb: Cheeseweed. Latin name: Malva parviflora. Family: Malvaceae (Mallow Family). Medicinal use of Cheeseweed: The whole plant is emollient and pectoral . M. parviflora has been found to accumulate free nitrates in quantities capable about Malva parviflora in her autobiography: “We made a medicinal tea from the . Learn more about Mallow uses, effectiveness, possible side effects, interactions, dosage, user ratings and products that contain Mallow.

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Excellent bibliography, fully referenced to each plant, giving a pathway to further information. About 30 species of the Old World; ours naturalized.

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Edible uses Leaves Raw as a Salad. Immature seeds – raw or cooked[, ]. Roots, Leaves Cooked as an Hair care. Flowers nearly all year. Leaves – raw or cooked as a potherb[61,]. Plants For A Future can not take any responsibility for any adverse effects from the use of plants.

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Malva parviflora Cheeseweed, Cheeseweed mallow PFAF Plant Database

Mallow was used by the ancient Greeks. The whole plant is emollient and pectoral[, ]. Help malav fill in the blanks! If you would like to support this site, please consider Donating.


Anti-inflammatory, free radical-scavenging, and metal-chelating activities of Malva parviflora.

Full of information on plant uses and habitats but heavy going for casual readers. Cooked with husks they can be used in many dishes much like peas or the seeds alone can be used in salads. Smartphone users quickly have information on a plant directly for the pfaf.

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Starr Malva parviflora. Can be found in bloom most of the year. Contains a very wide range of conventional and unconventional food plants including tropical and where they uxes be obtained mainly N.

Plants seem to be immune to the predations of rabbits[]. Malva parviflora – L. You will receive a range of benefits including: A very easily grown plant, succeeding in ordinary garden soil[1], though it prefers a reasonably well-drained and moderately fertile soil in a sunny position[].

They are used to make a creamed vegetable soup that resembles pea soup[]. The Plant Wealth of Iraq. Fruits opening to reveal seeds Photograph by: Lists a very extensive range of useful plants from around the world with very brief details of the uses.

Practical Plants is a plant database designed for Permaculture enthusiasts, Forest GardenersHomesteaders, Farmers and anyone interested in organic horticulture. The tea is traditionally drunk in New Mexico to facilitate labor in childbirth and as a neonatal wash for skin irritations. Seed capsule ready to open and release seeds Photograph by: Readable yet also very detailed. Although we have seen no reports of toxicity for this species, when grown on nitrogen rich soils and particularly when these are cultivated inorganicallythe leaves of some species tend to concentrate high levels of nitrates in their leaves[76].


Malga just bought a bunch of organic Malva from the Santa Monica Farmers Market for a dollar and it had a deep green and healthy look to it. Common Parviflira Cheeseweed, Cheeseweed mallow Family Malvaceae USDA hardiness Coming soon Known Hazards Although we have seen no reports of toxicity for this species, when grown on nitrogen rich soils and particularly when these are cultivated inorganicallythe leaves of some species tend to concentrate malvq levels of nitrates in their leaves[76].

A decoction of the roots or leaves has been used as a hair rinse to remove dandruff and to soften the hair[]. Last update on Copy and print the QR code to a plant label, poster, book, website, magazines, newspaper etc and even t-shirts.

Latin name from Parvifpora, malachereferring to the emollient lvs. QR Codes are barcodes that can be read by mobile phone smartphone cameras. Plants For A Future have a number of books available in paperback and digital form. The plant and seed of cheeseweed when eaten by chickens cause pink whites of eggs.