It was once regarded as one of the most important medicinal herbs and once said to be a aphrodisiac. The leaves are used raw or cooked and added to a soup act as a thickener, used as a tea or used in a salad. The flowers used as a garnish in a salad. The leaves can be used to relieve insect bites and stings. Magical powers of exorcism, love and protection. H perennial
Malva Sylvestris - Blue Mallow, grow in a sunny position.