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Herb Information
Name: Slippery Elm
Biological Name: Ulmus fulva

Ulmaceae

Other Names: Slippery Elm, Red Elm
Parts Used: Inner bark
Active Compounds:  

Mucilage, composed of galactose, 3-methyl galactose, rhamnose and galacturonic acid residues.

Remedies For

Demulcent, emollient, nutrient, astringent, anti-inflammatory.

Slippery Elm Bark is a soothing nutritive demulcent which is perfectly suited for sensitive or inflamed mucous membrane linings in the digestive system. This herb is used in the treatment of 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.

Dosage: 

Decoction: Use 1 part of the powdered bark to 8 parts of water. Mix the powder in a little water initially to ensure it will mix. Bring to the boil and simmer gently for l0-l5 minutes, Drink half a cup three times a day.

Poultice: mix the coarse powdered bark with enough boiling water to make a paste.

Safety:

No information available. Some herbs are known to react with your medication. Please consult your physician before starting on any herb.

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