According to the Feng Shui floral calendar, the plant most associated with the month of September is the perennial aromatic plant mallow, also called the marsh mallow. This herb blossoms between May and August but reaches maturity in September. Mallow is often called a ‘cure-all’ herb due to the fact that its roots and mucilage were believed to heal digestive disorders, urinary tract inflammations and infections, as well as relieving upper respiratory problems caused by the common cold. Native Americans highly recommended this herb as a poultice to alleviate pain and soreness from insect stings. The soothing effects of the marshmallow plant are generally understood in holistic circles to relieve irritated or inflamed skin. It is also used in infusions and tinctures aimed at helping to heal gastritis, ulcers and throat ailments such as laryngitis. It’s clear that there’s more to the marsh mallow than being just a confectionary delight!
By Ellen Whitehurst for Astrology.com