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What is Chinese mallow used for?

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Chinese mallow is an herbal remedy for constipation and urine retention, according to WebMD. In addition to being a diuretic and constipation remedy, Chinese mallow may also stimulate breast milk flow and help in kidney ailments.

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What is Chinese mallow used for?
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The seed of the Chinese mallow is used in these remedies, notes WebMD. Some research indicates that it may work by lowering blood sugar and can affect the function of the immune system. Chinese mallow is also known as Malva, cluster Malva and Malva verticillata, according to MedicineNet. It should be stopped two weeks prior to surgery and should not be used by diabetics or pregnant women.

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