The properties of Marshmallow are anti-inflammatory and coating. Marshmallow also helps to boost the immunity at cellular level. Marshmallow is used internally to treat inflammation and ulceration of the digestive tract, oral and pharyngeal mucosa with associated dry cough. It relieves irritation of the mucus membranes of the mouth, throat and gastrointestinal tract and helps with respiratory complaints including bronchitis and asthma. The polysaccharides form a protective film over inflamed and irritated mucosal tissue. Marsh Mallow Root is often used for eyes inflammations as a wash.