Slippery Elm Herbal Remedies
Slippery elm is a mucilaginous herb used internally to soothe duodenal ulcers, gastritis, chronic diarrhea, sore throats, and coughs. Slippery elm lozenges are excellent to ease a sore throat or relieve any irritation or inflammation of the digestive tract. It is applied locally for wounds, abscesses, and burns. Slippery elm is made into a gruel for convalescence. Some modern herbalists suggest replacing slippery elm with marshmallow root, as slippery elm is becoming scarce. To make a cold infusion, soak 1 ounce of the shredded bark in 1 pint of cool water until a mucilaginous gel is formed. Use this preparation by the cupful as a soothing drink. Slippery Elm has a taste of SWEET and a temperature of NEUTRAL.
Slippery Elm Proper Dose
|Slippery Elm Decoction||1 cup 2-3 x daily|
Slippery Elm Reference Information
|Latin Name||Ulmus rubra|
|Other Names||Elm bark|
|Herb Forms||Tincture, capsule, lozenge, bulk herb, powder.|
|Affects||Digestive system, Respiratory system|
|Botanical Info||Slippery elm is a large tree of the eastern hardwood forests that grows to sixty feet high. The inner bark is harvested to make medicinal tea and other preparations.|
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