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    Hi there!
    I have a question regarding marshmallow root. I've heard it can give great slip but when you make a tea out of it, is it as the same liquid as any other tea or is it thicker? More mucilage like? Or do you have to treat it differently to get a thicker substance? I hope you can give me tips on how I can extract all the goodness from marshmallow root!

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    Default Re: Marshmallow root

    I have personally never used it, but I've watched many a video on youtube! It is significantly thicker than water and is mucilage-y. It is similar in thickness to flaxseed gel if you've ever used it. The most popular way I've seen it used was by boiling the whole root (I assume powder can be used too) in water until it turns thick and stretches like snot lol... best description I can think of. Then it is strained, but I'm not sure if it is strained hot or cool.
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    Another method is to add warm water and let it sit for several hours and strain out.

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    Thank you for replying
    The most videos I could find were about marshmallow root and slippery elm used together. I have the whole root but shredded and I tried to boil it but after 30 minutes it didn't form any mucilage. Do I have to boil it for a longer time?

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    Try letting it cool with the root still in it and then strain. Think of how pudding thickens when it cools. If that doesn’t work, one recipe I saw was 4 tablespoons root to 2 cups water soaking overnight. I made it one time a few months ago using the cold soak method and it did produce the mucus, ending up quite thick and difficult to strain using my french press.

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    Default Re: Marshmallow root

    Thank you for the tips! I will try that next time

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