Mallow (Malva Sylvestris) leaves and flowers can be added to salads and soups or made into a tea. Traditionally it has been used to make a soothing syrup for coughs, sore throats and inflammation of the respiratory passages. It’s also soothing to the urinary tract and intestines. Mallow helps to cleanse and strengthen the lymph system. Externally it can be applied to wounds and sores as a wash, or used as a poultice on irritations.