Mallow loses one third of its medicinal properties during the drying process, therefore it is essential to use only fresh plants. 1 heaped teaspoon per cup is used and 2 ½ litres of tea are needed daily. The herbs are steeped in cold water overnight, warmed slightly the next morning and strained. The tea is kept warm in a thermos flask which has been rinsed with hot water, or the required amount is re-warmed in a water—bath. 4 cups of this tea are taken in sips and 6 cups are used for rinsing and gargling.
These 10 cups bring about the abatement of the existing malignant disease of the larynx very soon, even when the disease is advanced. The residue from the daily tea preparation is left in the pot, in the evening re—warmed with a little water, mixed with barley flour (available from health food stores) and warmed again. This poultice is spread on a piece of linen and applied to the larynx. A warm cloth is wrapped around. After the first application the person will feel a marked relief and often, 4 to 5 days later, he regains his voice.
This same treatment is used for a disorder of the oesophagus (esophagus). Besides the warm Barley meal poultices, warm Horsetail poultices are applied overnight (see “General Information” and “Horsetail”) deep gargling with fresh Bedstraw tea is also recommended (see “tongue”).