Althea is a special herbal plant useful in correcting some health challenges. It is a perennial plant that has a woolly stem, usually grows 2-4 feet tall. In shapes, Althea’s leaves are chordate, and ovate with irregularly serrated margins. Apart from Althea, it has some other names which people do call it. Its common names include Marshmallow, Cheese plant, Sweet weed, or Mortification.