Slippery Elm

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Biological Name: Ulmus fulvaSlippery elm

Family: Ulmaceae

Other Names: Red Elm; Slippery Elm

Elements Applied: Inner bark is commonly applied in herbal medicine.

Active Components: Mucilage, which includes mainly rhamnose, 3-methyl galactose, galacturonic acid residues, and galactose.

Used For: The herb is known to relieve pains, soothe spasms, treat diarrhea, reduce inflammations, and nourish the body.

Slippery Elm’s bark relieves pains and spasms in addition to soothing inflammations in the mucous membranes of the gastro-intestinal tract. The plant is applied to treat colitis, enteritis, duodenal or gastric ulcers, as well as gastritis. Commonly it is eaten as a food supplement in the period of recovery due to its mild actions and easy absorption. For people suffering from diarrhea it provides both soothing and astringent effect. As a topical remedy Slippery Elm is made into poultice for ulcers, abscesses and boils.

Preparation and Intake: To prepare a decoction, take one part of bark powder for eight parts of liquid. Add some powder into a small amount of water to guarantee it will combine. Boil it up and keep on low heat for ten to fifteen minutes, consume at a dose of one cup thrice per day.

To make a poultice combine bark powder with boiling water to produce a paste consistency.

Safety: There is no data concerning the herb’s safety level. It is possible that the plant interacts with the medicine you use. Speak with your health-care provider prior to taking the remedy.