any of various plants of the genus Althaea; similar to but having smaller flowers than genus Alcea
They are emollient and demulcent, and are employed wherever medicines, possessing such properties, are required. In the Ph. U. S., Althaea is the root of Althaea officinalis.
A genus of the Malvaceae.
The official title in the U. S. Ph. of the root of A. officinalis.