SLIPPERY ELM (Ulmus fulva) aka - Indian Elm, Red Elm, Rock Elm, Moose Elm
The healing power of this native plant was first discovered by the American Indians. They used the salve from the inner bark to treat skin problems ranging from chapped lips to burns and wounds. Its main ingredient is mucilage, a polysaccharide similar to that in flax seed. Slipper Elm is a demulcent and emollient and can be applied as a poultice to all wounds to good effect. Internally it is used for stomach and intestinal ulcers, its main focus is the GI Tract where it can provide nutrition, a soothing coat, over stomach and intestinal ulcers, soothing the colon, whether taken orally or as a bolus, used as a suppository, or added to enemas. It can neutralize stomach acidity and absorb foul gases. It also helps with the digestion of dairy products.
- Primary Uses: Here are just a few of the maladies that Slippery Elm can provide relief for: • Abscesses • Asthma/Bronchitis /Lung Issues • Burns • Colitis/Colon Imbalances • Constipation/Diarrhea • Diaper Rash • Digestive Disorders • Ulcers