Wildcrafted in the USA
Slippery Elm Bark
American Elm, Indian Elm, Moose Elm, Red Elm, Rock Elm, Sweet Elm, Ulme, Winged Elm, Grey Elm, Soft Elm.
Cautions please be aware that herbs, although natural can interact with certain medications, and that they may be ill advised to use under certain health conditions. Please consult a qualified health practitioner for cautions pertinent to you.
No therapeutic claim is made or intended for this product. Information is for educational purposes only.
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Actions : Demulcent, emollient, nutrient, astringent, anti-inflammatory.
Slippery Elm Bark, or ulmus fulva, is an herb derived from the inner part of the elm bark and is usually used as a finely ground powder. It is considered to be a safe and gentle herb and is allergen free. The inner bark, normally ground into a powder has been used for a variety of medicinal purposes. These include taking internally for indigestion, cramps, ulcers, and diarrhea. Externally, it can be applied as a paste to the skin for burns, rashes and other sores. The soothing properties of the slippery elm bark are thought to benefit both the skin as well as the respiratory and digestive track. Slippery elm bark is most commonly used for sore throats because its mucilaginous quality and is thought to soothe a sore throat. The powdered form is commonly made into a tea with sweetener and milk. Slippery elm bark tea is thought to help relieve digestive tract problems, soothe sore throats and relieve dry and irritated bronchi and lungs. It is thought to be an expectorant and works to break up mucous in the throat or lungs. It is not advised for pregnant women to consume this bark.
Slippery Elm Bark is a soothing nutritive demulcent which is perfectly suited for sensitive or inflamed mucous membrane linings in the digestive system. It may be used in gastritis, gastric or duodenal ulcer, enteritis, colitis and the like. It is often used as a food during convalescence as it is gentle and easily assimilated. In diarrhea it will soothe and astringe at the same time. Externally it makes an excellent poultice for use in cases of boils, abscesses or ulcers.
Priest & Priest tell us that it is " the best demulcent for internal and external use. It lubricates and soothes alimentary mucosa, relieves intestinal irritation, and quietens the nervous system" They give the following specific indications: acute gastritis andduodenal ulcer, gastritis, diarrhea, dysentary, enteritis. Inflammation of themouth and throat. Vaginitis. Burns, scalds and abrasions. Haemorrhoids andanal fissure. Varicose ulcer. Abscesses, boils, carbuncles, inflamed woundsand ulcers.