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Common Name: Hollyhock | Scientific Name: Althea Rosea

Family: Malvaceae

Holly hocks are members of the mallow family, which includes marshmallow and okra. The whole family produces slime, holly hock included, that soothes irritated tissues. Holly hocks can be applied to a sting, made into a cough syrup, or brewed into a tea for a stomachache. And, the good news is that you probably have the plant in the garden.

Disclaimer: The author makes no guarantees as to the the curative effect of any herb or tonic on this website, and no visitor should attempt to use any of the information herein provided as treatment for any illness, weakness, or disease without first consulting a physician or health care provider. Pregnant women should always consult first with a health care professional before taking any treatment.