Malva parviflora Health effects and herbal facts

Known as
cheeseweed Egyptian mallow least mallow little mallow ring-leaf mallow small-flower mallow whorl-flower mallow whorled mallow

Malva parviflora is an annual or perennial herb that is native to Northern Africa, Europe and Asia and is widely naturalised elsewhere. Common names include cheeseweed, cheeseweed mallow, Egyptian mallow, least mallow, little mallow, mallow, marshmallow, small-flowered mallow, small-flowered marshmallow and smallflower mallow. M. parviflora leaf extracts possess anti-inflammatory and antioxidant activities. It has a decumbent or erect habit, growing to 50 cm in height. The broad leaves have 5 to 7 lobes and are 8 to 10 cm in diameter. It has small white or pink flowers with 4 to 6 mm long petals.

Malva parviflora

Medical use

Economic importance of Malva parviflora

Harmful organism host crop diseases
Environmental ornamental
Medicines folklore
Vertebrate poisons mamals

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Geografical distribution

  • AFRICA
    Native
    • Northern Africa: Algeria; Egypt; Libya; Morocco; Tunisia
  • ASIA-TEMPERATE
    Native
    • Arabian Peninsula: Kuwait
    • Western Asia: Afghanistan; Cyprus; Egypt - Sinai; Iran; Israel; Jordan; Lebanon; Syria; Turkey
    • Caucasus: Armenia; Azerbaijan
    • Middle Asia: Turkmenistan
  • EUROPE
    Native
    • Southeastern Europe: Albania; Bosnia and Herzegovina; Croatia; Greece; Italy; Malta
    • Southwestern Europe: France; Portugal; Spain

Biological activities

Acidulant
Ascorbic-acid found in Plant (4745 ppm)
Aldose-Reductase-Inhibitor
Ascorbic-acid found in Plant (4745 ppm)
Allergenic
Niacin found in Plant (9 ppm)
Analgesic
Ascorbic-acid found in Plant (4745 ppm)
Thiamin found in Plant (1 ppm)
Angiotensin-Receptor-Blocker
Ascorbic-acid found in Plant (4745 ppm)
Fiber found in Leaf (109000 ppm)
AntiAGE
Ascorbic-acid found in Plant (4745 ppm)
AntiCFS
Ascorbic-acid found in Plant (4745 ppm)
AntiCTS
Ascorbic-acid found in Plant (4745 ppm)
AntiLyme
Ascorbic-acid found in Plant (4745 ppm)
Niacin found in Plant (9 ppm)
Riboflavin found in Plant (2 ppm)
Thiamin found in Plant (1 ppm)
AntiPMS
Calcium found in Plant (23650 ppm)
Antiacrodynic
Niacin found in Plant (9 ppm)
Antiaggregant
Ascorbic-acid found in Plant (4745 ppm)
Antiaging
Ascorbic-acid found in Plant (4745 ppm)
Antiakathisic
Iron found in Plant (195 ppm)
Antialcoholic
Thiamin found in Plant (1 ppm)
Antiallergic
Ascorbic-acid found in Plant (4745 ppm)
Calcium found in Plant (23650 ppm)
Niacin found in Plant (9 ppm)
Antialzheimeran
Ascorbic-acid found in Plant (4745 ppm)
Niacin found in Plant (9 ppm)
Thiamin found in Plant (1 ppm)
Antiamblyopic
Niacin found in Plant (9 ppm)
Antianemic
Iron found in Plant (195 ppm)
Antianginal
Niacin found in Plant (9 ppm)
Antianorectic
Thiamin found in Plant (1 ppm)
Antianxiety
Calcium found in Plant (23650 ppm)
Antiarabiflavinotic
Riboflavin found in Plant (2 ppm)
Antiarrhythmic
Calcium found in Plant (23650 ppm)
Antiarthritic
Ascorbic-acid found in Plant (4745 ppm)
Calcium found in Plant (23650 ppm)
Antiasthmatic
Ascorbic-acid found in Plant (4745 ppm)
Antiatherosclerotic
Ascorbic-acid found in Plant (4745 ppm)
Calcium found in Plant (23650 ppm)
Antibackache
Thiamin found in Plant (1 ppm)
Antibacterial
Ascorbic-acid found in Plant (4745 ppm)
Antiberiberi
Thiamin found in Plant (1 ppm)
Anticanker
Iron found in Plant (195 ppm)
Thiamin found in Plant (1 ppm)
Anticardiospasmic
Thiamin found in Plant (1 ppm)
Anticarpal-Tunnel
Riboflavin found in Plant (2 ppm)
Anticataract
Ascorbic-acid found in Plant (4745 ppm)
Niacin found in Plant (9 ppm)
Riboflavin found in Plant (2 ppm)
Thiamin found in Plant (1 ppm)
Anticephalagic
Riboflavin found in Plant (2 ppm)
Anticervicaldysplasic
Ascorbic-acid found in Plant (4745 ppm)
Riboflavin found in Plant (2 ppm)
Anticheilitic
Iron found in Plant (195 ppm)
Riboflavin found in Plant (2 ppm)
Antichilblain
Niacin found in Plant (9 ppm)
Anticlimacteric
Ascorbic-acid found in Plant (4745 ppm)
Calcium found in Plant (23650 ppm)
Anticold
Ascorbic-acid found in Plant (4745 ppm)
Anticolitic
Thiamin found in Plant (1 ppm)
Anticonvulsant
Niacin found in Plant (9 ppm)
Antidecubitic
Ascorbic-acid found in Plant (4745 ppm)
Riboflavin found in Plant (2 ppm)
Thiamin found in Plant (1 ppm)
Antideliriant
Thiamin found in Plant (1 ppm)
Antidementia
Ascorbic-acid found in Plant (4745 ppm)
Niacin found in Plant (9 ppm)
Thiamin found in Plant (1 ppm)
Antidepressant
Ascorbic-acid found in Plant (4745 ppm)
Calcium found in Plant (23650 ppm)
Antidermatitic
Niacin found in Plant (9 ppm)
Antidiabetic
Ascorbic-acid found in Plant (4745 ppm)
Fiber found in Leaf (109000 ppm)
Niacin found in Plant (9 ppm)
Antidyspeptic
Thiamin found in Plant (1 ppm)
Antidysphagic
Niacin found in Plant (9 ppm)
Antieczemic
Ascorbic-acid found in Plant (4745 ppm)
Antiedemic
Ascorbic-acid found in Plant (4745 ppm)
Antiencephalitic
Ascorbic-acid found in Plant (4745 ppm)
Antiencephalopathic
Thiamin found in Plant (1 ppm)
Antiendometriotic
Ascorbic-acid found in Plant (4745 ppm)
Antiepileptic
Niacin found in Plant (9 ppm)
Antifatigue
Ascorbic-acid found in Plant (4745 ppm)
Thiamin found in Plant (1 ppm)
Antifibrotic
Ascorbic-acid found in Plant (4745 ppm)
Antigallstone
Ascorbic-acid found in Plant (4745 ppm)
Antigastritic
Ascorbic-acid found in Plant (4745 ppm)
Thiamin found in Plant (1 ppm)
Antigingivitic
Ascorbic-acid found in Plant (4745 ppm)
Antiglaucomic
Ascorbic-acid found in Plant (4745 ppm)
Antiglossitic
Riboflavin found in Plant (2 ppm)
Antihangover
Ascorbic-acid found in Plant (4745 ppm)
Niacin found in Plant (9 ppm)
Thiamin found in Plant (1 ppm)
Antiheartburn
Thiamin found in Plant (1 ppm)
Antihemorrhagic
Ascorbic-acid found in Plant (4745 ppm)
Antihepatitic
Ascorbic-acid found in Plant (4745 ppm)
Antihepatotoxic
Ascorbic-acid found in Plant (4745 ppm)
Antiherpetic
Ascorbic-acid found in Plant (4745 ppm)
Thiamin found in Plant (1 ppm)
Antihistaminic
Ascorbic-acid found in Plant (4745 ppm)
Niacin found in Plant (9 ppm)
Antihyperactivity
Niacin found in Plant (9 ppm)
Antihyperkinetic
Calcium found in Plant (23650 ppm)
Antihypertensive
Ascorbic-acid found in Plant (4745 ppm)
Calcium found in Plant (23650 ppm)
Fiber found in Leaf (109000 ppm)
Antiinfertility
Ascorbic-acid found in Plant (4745 ppm)
Antiinflammatory
Ascorbic-acid found in Plant (4745 ppm)
Antiinsomniac
Calcium found in Plant (23650 ppm)
Antiinsomnic
Niacin found in Plant (9 ppm)
Antikeratitic
Riboflavin found in Plant (2 ppm)
Antilepric
Ascorbic-acid found in Plant (4745 ppm)
Antilithic
Ascorbic-acid found in Plant (4745 ppm)
Antimaculitic
Ascorbic-acid found in Plant (4745 ppm)
Antimeasles
Ascorbic-acid found in Plant (4745 ppm)
Antimenopausal
Ascorbic-acid found in Plant (4745 ppm)
Calcium found in Plant (23650 ppm)
Antimenorrhagic
Iron found in Plant (195 ppm)
Antimigraine
Ascorbic-acid found in Plant (4745 ppm)
Riboflavin found in Plant (2 ppm)
Thiamin found in Plant (1 ppm)
Antimutagenic
Ascorbic-acid found in Plant (4745 ppm)
Antimyocarditic
Thiamin found in Plant (1 ppm)
Antineuralgic
Niacin found in Plant (9 ppm)
Thiamin found in Plant (1 ppm)
Antineuramidase
Ascorbic-acid found in Plant (4745 ppm)
Antineurasthenic
Thiamin found in Plant (1 ppm)
Antineuritic
Thiamin found in Plant (1 ppm)
Antineuropathic
Thiamin found in Plant (1 ppm)
Antinitrosic
Ascorbic-acid found in Plant (4745 ppm)
Antiobesity
Ascorbic-acid found in Plant (4745 ppm)
Calcium found in Plant (23650 ppm)
Fiber found in Leaf (109000 ppm)
Antiorchitic
Ascorbic-acid found in Plant (4745 ppm)
Antiosteoarthritic
Ascorbic-acid found in Plant (4745 ppm)
Antiosteoporotic
Ascorbic-acid found in Plant (4745 ppm)
Calcium found in Plant (23650 ppm)
Phosphorus found in Plant (4891 ppm)
Antioxidant
Ascorbic-acid found in Plant (4745 ppm)
Riboflavin found in Plant (2 ppm)
Antiparkinsonian
Ascorbic-acid found in Plant (4745 ppm)
Niacin found in Plant (9 ppm)
Antiparotitic
Ascorbic-acid found in Plant (4745 ppm)
Antipellagric
Niacin found in Plant (9 ppm)
Riboflavin found in Plant (2 ppm)
Antiperiodontitic
Ascorbic-acid found in Plant (4745 ppm)
Calcium found in Plant (23650 ppm)
Antiphotophobic
Riboflavin found in Plant (2 ppm)
Antipneumonic
Ascorbic-acid found in Plant (4745 ppm)
Antipodriac
Ascorbic-acid found in Plant (4745 ppm)
Antipoliomyelitic
Ascorbic-acid found in Plant (4745 ppm)
Thiamin found in Plant (1 ppm)
Antipyretic
Ascorbic-acid found in Plant (4745 ppm)
Antiradicular
Ascorbic-acid found in Plant (4745 ppm)
Antiretinotic
Ascorbic-acid found in Plant (4745 ppm)
Antirheumatic
Ascorbic-acid found in Plant (4745 ppm)
Calcium found in Plant (23650 ppm)
Antirhinitic
Ascorbic-acid found in Plant (4745 ppm)
Antiscorbutic
Ascorbic-acid found in Plant (4745 ppm)
Antiscotomic
Niacin found in Plant (9 ppm)
Antiseptic
Ascorbic-acid found in Plant (4745 ppm)
Antishingles
Ascorbic-acid found in Plant (4745 ppm)
Antispasmodic
Ascorbic-acid found in Plant (4745 ppm)
Niacin found in Plant (9 ppm)
Antistress
Ascorbic-acid found in Plant (4745 ppm)
Calcium found in Plant (23650 ppm)
Antisyndrome-X
Ascorbic-acid found in Plant (4745 ppm)
Antitic
Calcium found in Plant (23650 ppm)
Antitumor
Fiber found in Leaf (109000 ppm)
Antiulcer
Ascorbic-acid found in Plant (4745 ppm)
Fiber found in Leaf (109000 ppm)
Antivertigo
Niacin found in Plant (9 ppm)
Antiviral
Ascorbic-acid found in Plant (4745 ppm)
Anxiolytic
Calcium found in Plant (23650 ppm)
Phosphorus found in Plant (4891 ppm)
Apoptotic
Ascorbic-acid found in Plant (4745 ppm)
Asthma-preventive
Ascorbic-acid found in Plant (4745 ppm)
Beta-Blocker
Fiber found in Leaf (109000 ppm)
Beta-Glucuronidase-Inhibitor
Ascorbic-acid found in Plant (4745 ppm)
Calcium-Antagonist
Ascorbic-acid found in Plant (4745 ppm)
Calcium-Channel-Blocker
Calcium found in Plant (23650 ppm)
Cancer-Preventive
Ascorbic-acid found in Plant (4745 ppm)
Fiber found in Leaf (109000 ppm)
Niacin found in Plant (9 ppm)
Riboflavin found in Plant (2 ppm)
Cardioprotective
Ascorbic-acid found in Plant (4745 ppm)
Fiber found in Leaf (109000 ppm)
Niacin found in Plant (9 ppm)
Circulotonic
Niacin found in Plant (9 ppm)
Cold-preventive
Ascorbic-acid found in Plant (4745 ppm)
Collagenic
Ascorbic-acid found in Plant (4745 ppm)
Detoxicant
Ascorbic-acid found in Plant (4745 ppm)
Diuretic
Ascorbic-acid found in Plant (4745 ppm)
Calcium found in Plant (23650 ppm)
Fiber found in Leaf (109000 ppm)
Fibrinolytic
Niacin found in Plant (9 ppm)
Fistula-Preventive
Ascorbic-acid found in Plant (4745 ppm)
Hepatoprotective
Niacin found in Plant (9 ppm)
Hepatotoxic
Niacin found in Plant (9 ppm)
Hypocholesterolemic
Ascorbic-acid found in Plant (4745 ppm)
Calcium found in Plant (23650 ppm)
Fiber found in Leaf (109000 ppm)
Niacin found in Plant (9 ppm)
Hypoglycemic
Ascorbic-acid found in Plant (4745 ppm)
Niacin found in Plant (9 ppm)
Hypolipidemic
Niacin found in Plant (9 ppm)
Hypotensive
Ascorbic-acid found in Plant (4745 ppm)
Calcium found in Plant (23650 ppm)
Fiber found in Leaf (109000 ppm)
Hypouricemic
Fiber found in Leaf (109000 ppm)
Immunomodulator
Ascorbic-acid found in Plant (4745 ppm)
Immunostimulant
Ascorbic-acid found in Plant (4745 ppm)
Phosphorus found in Plant (4891 ppm)
Insectifuge
Thiamin found in Plant (1 ppm)
Interferonogenic
Ascorbic-acid found in Plant (4745 ppm)
Laxative
Calcium found in Plant (23650 ppm)
Fiber found in Leaf (109000 ppm)
Lithogenic
Ascorbic-acid found in Plant (4745 ppm)
Mucolytic
Ascorbic-acid found in Plant (4745 ppm)
Neuroprotective
Thiamin found in Plant (1 ppm)
Osteogenic
Phosphorus found in Plant (4891 ppm)
Pesticide
Ascorbic-acid found in Plant (4745 ppm)
Thiamin found in Plant (1 ppm)
Prooxidant
Iron found in Plant (195 ppm)
Sedative
Niacin found in Plant (9 ppm)
Serotoninergic
Niacin found in Plant (9 ppm)
Tranquilizer
Calcium found in Plant (23650 ppm)
Uricosuric
Ascorbic-acid found in Plant (4745 ppm)
Urinary-Acidulant
Ascorbic-acid found in Plant (4745 ppm)
Vasodilator
Ascorbic-acid found in Plant (4745 ppm)
Calcium found in Plant (23650 ppm)
Fiber found in Leaf (109000 ppm)
Niacin found in Plant (9 ppm)
Vulnerary
Ascorbic-acid found in Plant (4745 ppm)

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Chemicals detected

Chemical Plant part Low ppm High ppm
Ascorbic-acid Plant 454 4,745
Ash Plant 23,000 168,000
Calcium Plant 3,120 23,650
Carbohydrates Leaf 64,000 467,000
Carotene Plant 25
Fat Leaf 2,000 15,000
Seed 130,000 180,000
Fiber Leaf 15,000 109,000
Iron Plant 195
Kilocalories Plant 360 2,630
Malvalic-acid Plant
Niacin Plant 9
Nitrogen Plant 9,400
Phosphorus Plant 670 4,891
Protein Leaf 48,000 350,000
Seed 190,000 304,000
Riboflavin Plant 2
Thiamin Plant 1
Water Plant 859,000 863,000
Reference: Dr. Duke's Phytochemical and Ethnobotanical Databases. [Online Database]