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The magical world of mallow flowers: taxonomy, varieties and uses


Mallow flowers are not only a beautiful decoration in gardens, but also have many uses in medicine, cosmetics, and as tea. In this post, we would like to tell you more about the taxonomy, different species, geographical distribution, drying, and applications of Malva flowers.

Malva flowers belong to the Malvaceae family and the Malva genus. The scientific name of the plant is Malva sylvestris. There are several species of Malva flowers, including various cultivars. The most well-known species are Malva sylvestris, Malva moschata, Malva neglecta, and Malva verticillata. Each of these species has its own specific characteristics.

Blue Mallow Blossoms​


One of the most well-known and popular species of Malva flowers is the blue mallow, also known as Common Mallow or Wild Mallow (Malva sylvestris). It is characterized by its blue, violet, or pink flowers and blooms from June to September. The blue mallow is often grown as an ornamental plant in gardens and also has medicinal properties.


Malva flowers have been used in medicine for centuries and are known for their anti-inflammatory, soothing, and pain-relieving properties. They are often used for sore throats, coughs, and gastrointestinal discomfort. Malva flowers can also be prepared as a tea to relax the body and boost the immune system.

In cosmetics, Malva flowers are often used in skincare products due to their moisturizing and anti-inflammatory properties. They can also be used as a natural dye for hair products.

In the culinary world, Malva flowers can be used as an edible decoration for salads, desserts, or cakes.

Geographic Distribution
Malva flowers are widely distributed in Europe, Asia, and Africa, and typically grow on nutrient-rich soils in sunny or semi-shaded locations.


Malva flowers are typically dried and can then be used for various applications. It is important to dry the flowers at a low temperature and in a dry place to preserve their valuable ingredients.

In summary, Malva flowers are a versatile plant with many applications. Whether used as a remedy, tea, or in cosmetics, Malva flowers have proven to be a valuable plant.

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