Marshmallow contains mucilaginous properties that make it an excellent lung and gut protector. It can help treat inflamed mucous membranes in the stomach and respiratory systems. Ulcers, coughs, dry mouth, acid reflux, and sore throats all benefit from marshmallow. It is also used to treat dry, cracked, and irritated skin conditions. In Traditional Chinese Medicine it is recognized for its ability to promote Yin, Clear Heat, and Expel Damp.