Slippery Elm Bark

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Common name:  Slippery elm, red elm, Moose elm, Indian elm.

Family:  Ulmaceae

Habitat/Cultivation: Native to US and Canada. The tree thrives on high ground and dry soil. The bark is stripped from the trunk and large branches in the spring. Ten year old bark is recommended.

Parts used: Ten year old inner bark of the tree.

Traditional use: Digestive disorders bringing instant relief to acidity, diarrhoea and gastroenteritis. Nutritious and soothing, an excellent food in convalescence and debilitated states. A useful remedy for urinary problems . Also used to treat all manner of chest conditions and has a soothing effect on everything from coughs, bronchitis to pleurisy to TB. Used externally as a drawing poultice for boils and splinters.

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Common name: Slippery elm, red elm. Moose elm, Indian elm.

Family: Ulmaceae

Habitat/Cultivation: Native to US and Canada. The tree thrives on high ground and dry soil. The bark is stripped from the trunk and large branches in the spring. Ten year old bark is recommended.

Parts used: Ten year old inner bark of the tree.

Traditional use: Digestive disorders bringing instant relief to acidity, diarrhoea and gastroenteritis. Nutritious and soothing, an excellent food in convalescence and debilitated states. A useful remedy for urinary problems . Also used to treat all manner of chest conditions and has a soothing effect on everything from coughs, bronchitis to pleurisy to TB. Used externally as a drawing poultice for boils and splinters.

Constituents: Mucilage, starch, tannins.

Actions: Demulcent, Emolient, Nutritive, Laxative.

Medicinal use: A soothing nutritive demulcent which is perfectly suited for sensitive or inflamed mucus membrane linings in the digestive system. It may be used for gastric or duodenal ulcer, enteritis, colitis and alike. It is often used as a food convalescence as it is gentle and easily assimilated.

Cautions: Outer bark known to cause abortion (outer bark)

Research: Limited research but its action as a herb with large quantities of mucilage is well understood, soothing and coating irritated tissue. Internal use is thought to cause a reflex stimulation of nerve endings in the stomach and intestines leading to mucus secretion by urinary tract membrane.

Dosage & forms: infusion heaped tsp with 750ml of warm water infuse for 5 mins, poultices for wounds. Powder for acid indigestion.

Folk-lore: Used in many different ways by first nation Americans as poultices for wounds, boils, ulcers and inflamed eyes. Internally for fevers, colds, and bowel complaints

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