Latin name: Ulmus rubra
Health Benefits of Slippery Elm Bark
Slippery Elm is a mild-flavored, highly nutritious herb. Some have considered storing it for times of famine. It is used for all inflammation both internal and external. It is also used in many combinations and poultices because of its cohesive quality that helps hold the other herbs together. Health benefits include:
- Is a great contact healer both internally and externally, since it coats, relaxes, and heals all inflamed tissues including irritated and inflamed mucous membranes of the stomach, bowels, and kidneys.
- Soothes a sore throat.
- Strong mucilaginous herb that helps absorb toxins in the bowel. This makes it a good treatment for diarrhea, bowel weakness, and is just soothing for the entire intestinal tract.
- Contains astringent compounds that shrink inflamed tissues. This makes it good to use for asthma, bronchitis, colitis, and inflammatory bowel disease.
- Great to use at the first sign of tooth decay. Putting a little powder onto the tooth will stop the pain and prevent further decay.
- Great to use on boils, burns, cuts, rashes, and any other skin irritation or wound.
How to Use Slippery Elm
- The bark is best used in tea or tincture form.
- We also stock Slippery Elm Powder.
Cautions and Side Effects of Slippery Elm Bark
- Should be taken with LOTS of water.
- No known drug interactions.
Fun Facts About Slippery Elm Bark
- One of the common uses of slippery elm is in the making of burial caskets.