Sloppy, wild mauve
Neglected Mallow - Malva neglecta and Wild / Forest Mallow (Malva sylvestris) are found on roadsides and at exits, blooming from June to August. Neglected, it grows up to 10-40 cm, and wild boars up to 30-120 cm, often creeping and branching. All parts of the plant are edible, both raw and cooked. Fruits / seeds (so-called Christmas bread) contain approximately 21% protein and 15% fat. They can be marinated like capers. In the cooking process, the leaves and roots produce mucus, which can be used to thicken soups and sauces. A decoction of the root can be used as a substitute for chicken protein. Mucus teas are used in herbal medicine for colds of the respiratory and digestive systems. The root can successfully replace a toothbrush and toothpaste, as it contains oils and ingredients suitable for oral hygiene.
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