marshmallowMarshmallow Root oil  (Althaea officinalis) Marshmallow Root is very popular with herbalists as a gentle demulcent for internal use, especially for the digestive tract. Used externally for its good anti-inflammatory properties to treat localised skin irritations, boils, burns, sores, ulcers, wounds and all kinds of skin inflammations. However, the root not only has good anti-inflammatory properties, it also boosts cell immunity.