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I have occasionally used slippery elm bark powder in my morning oatmeal. Not wanting to use an endangered plant I bought a pound of marshmallow root powder hearing they are interchangeable. Well found out they are not the same. Marshmallow tastes pretty bad and I can only add a speck to oatmeal or my kids wont eat it. I tried honey throat drops and the same-weird and gross. I dont want to waste a whole pound. Ideas or uses?
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I have no idea but a pound is an awful lot to waste.
I've gotten samples from Mountain Rose Herbs, Jean's Greens and Pacific Herbals (I think that's what it's called). Some were great, some weren't. I've found that most stores are quite happy to send you a sample once they realize that you buy in bulk.
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Marshmallow root is really good for stomachs that need soothing. I make a syrup of it, about 1 part honey to 2 parts strong marshmallow infusion, and keep it in the fridge; take a couple of teaspoons any time your stomach gets acid or whatever. I make 8 oz at a time because there are only two of us, but the root should keep for a while, especially if you keep it sealed and cool.
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