• Treats inflammation of mucous membrane tissue to soothe coughs and chronic bronchitis.
• Helps to soothe inflammation of the entire digestive system from the mouth to the large intestines.
• Can be used as a poultice applied externally to wounds.
Do not take if you are pregnant.
As an infusion, mix 1 tsp with 1 cup warm water. Infuse for 5 minutes and drink 2 times daily for diarrhea.
As a poultice, apply externally to wounds.
Native Americans used soaked slippery elm bark as a natural bandage, allowing to dry over wounds. Many tribes also wrapped slippery elm around stored food to prevent spoilage. Slippery elm also served as a food during famine and for making porridge for small children and elderly persons.
Slippery elm poultices are a mainstay of herbal medicine for treating itchy, inflamed, or irritated skin as well as cuts, scrapes, scratches, and minor burns. The mucilage in slipper elm bark also relieves inflammation and irritation in the throat and urinary tract when the herb is taken as a tea or infusion. Slippery elm also helps neutralize excess stomach acid.
Make sure to drink lots of water with slippery elm bark powder or capsules.
Orrs’ Trading Company does not intend to diagnose, prevent, treat or cure through the sale of this herb. Use at your own risk.