Slippery Elm Bark
Used for its soothing and emollient effects
Slippery elm (Ulmus fulva) has been used as an herbal remedy in North America for centuries. Native Americans used slippery elm in healing salves for wounds, boils, ulcers, burns, and skin inflammation. It was also taken orally to relieve coughs, sore throats, diarrhea, and stomach problems.
Slippery elm contains mucilage, a substance that becomes a slick gel when mixed with water. It coats and soothes the mouth, throat, stomach, and intestines. It also contains antioxidants that help relieve inflammatory bowel conditions. Slippery elm also causes reflux stimulation of nerve endings in the gastrointestinal tract leading to increased mucus secretion. The increased mucus production may protect the gastrointestinal tract against ulcers and excess acidity.
It is often suggested for the following conditions:
- Sore throat
- Gastroesophogeal reflux disease (GERD)
- Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, and irritable bowel syndrom (IBS)
- Wounds, burns, boils, psoriasis, and other skin conditions (external)
Adults: Take two twice per day with warm water between meals.
Each capsule contains:
Slippery Elm bark (Ulmus rubra) .....370mg
Gelatin (capsule), cellulose, magnesium stearate.