The next time your little one complains of a sore throat, reach into the cupboard for the marshmallows. (They may or may not be behind your secret chocolate stash. Ahem.)
It’s true that modern marshmallows no longer contain marshmallow root, which was used as a folk remedy to soothe the pain.
However, there’s lots of anecdotal reports that the gelatin from a few marshmallows will coat the throat and actually ease the discomfort.
It’s certainly worth a try, especially if the pain reliever you attempted to administer was promptly spit out. ☺