Khatmi (Althea officinalis), also known as Marshmallow, Gulkhero, tutti, shemai, and Hollyhock, is a relatively new addition to the Ayurvedic system. The name Althea is derived from the Greek word for "healer." It is widely used as an ornamental plant as well as in numerous oils, paintings, and other products.

Eastern Europe is the origin of this Ayurvedic plant. It is found in Punjab, Kashmir, and Himachal Pradesh in India. Althaea Officinalis, often known as Khatmi, is a popular herb in the Ayurvedic system due to its numerous health advantages. 

In Ayurveda, the roots, blossoms, and leaves of the Khatmi plant are used to treat a variety of ailments.

Khatmi, according to Ayurveda, lowered Vata and Pitta dosha in human body. It has a sweet flavour and a cooling effect. Pectin, flavonoids, tannins, phenolic acids, polysaccharides, asparagines, and other phytochemicals are the primary chemical constituents of Khatmi.

It is also antitussive, antilithic, diuretic, anti-inflammatory, laxative, immune-modulator, and anti-microbial. Here are some of the many Ayurvedic health advantages of Khatmi. 

The most effective herb for curing ulcers. The capacity of Althaea Officinalis to treat stomach ulcers is one of its most significant health advantages. This herb helps maintain the HCL level in our stomach and is thus beneficial in cases of gastric and peptic ulcers.

Aids in cough management

Khatmi contains antimicrobial and antitussive characteristics that aid in the relief of oral and pharyngeal mucosa. It helps regulate the cough by removing extra mucus from the mouth cavity and respiratory system. 

Excellent for addressing skin problems

Khatmi's antiseptic and antibacterial characteristics are effective in the treatment of skin issues, bruises, skin ulcers, and varicose veins. The paste made from the root and leaves of this plant can be administered topically to cure wounds.

Sore throat relief with Khatmi tea

Tea made from the dried root of Khatmi can be used to treat a sore throat since it relieves discomfort and soothes soreness. It is also excellent to your health and mood. 

Sugar and cholesterol levels should be reduced.

Certain chemical substances found in this herb are good to our bodies' cholesterol and blood sugar levels. It can also aid with gastrointestinal, urinary, and respiratory tract issues.

Despite its medical capabilities, many people are unaware of the tremendous health advantages of althaea Officinalis known as Khatmi, and this herb is only regarded as a decorative plant. So it's about time we harnessed the full power of this Ayurvedic herb.