Delightful and quite stunningly coloured Blue Mallow Flowers, are also known as High Mallow, Malva sylvestris, Common Mallow, Ebegumeci, Althaea rosaea, Mallards, Mauls, and French hollyhock
Blue Mallow Flowers – A Spiritual Herb:-
For centuries Blue Mallow Flowers (Malva sylvestris) were laid down in front of dwellings or worn as a garland for Mayday/Beltane celebrations in England.
The flower has a long Wiccan association. Culpeper considered this a Venus herb, and wrote of it as “beneficial for love magick, but is also useful in Water magick.”
These flowers do not have a fragrance.
Blue Mallow Flowers aid and promote spiritual healing and peace. They can be incorporated into a dream pillow for soothing of nightmares or drunk as a tea or added to a bath to soften one’s character. A very becoming and pleasing Venus or Dark of the Moon ink can be made from Blue Mallow Flowers.
Their colour isn’t at all fast and they were once used extensively as a kind of confetti but fell out of fashion because they stained everything so easily – for that reason it is suggested that they are useful in making a disclosing fluid which is used to stain otherwise barely seen bacteria on teeth that have not been cleaned effectively.
Medicinal Uses for Blue Mallow Flowers:-
This herb is cooling and demulcent (soothing) and has traditionally been used as a very respectable poultice on the stomach to ease internal aches or against the stings of small insects.
The flowers which have more mucilage than the leaves and are very good mixed with eucalyptus in a sweetened tea for coughs or boiled with some honey to make a gargle for sore throat. It was once considered a remedy for epilepsy (“falling sickness”).
A complex polysaccharide in the herb known as arabinogalactose may have immune-stimulant properties.