The healing power of slippery elm was discovered by the American Indians who used the salve from the inner bark to treat skin problems ranging from chapped lips to burns and wounds. Its principle ingredient is mucilage, a polysaccharide similar to that in flaxseed. Slippery Elm is a demulcent and emollient and can be applied as a poultice to all wounds or ulcers. Internally it is used for stomach and intestinal ulcers. The primary use of slippery elm is for the GI tract where it provides nutrition, and a soothing coating over stomach and colon, while easing intestinal ulcers. It is taken either orally or as a bolus (suppository) or added to enemas. It can neutralize stomach acidity and absorb foul gases and helps in the digestion of dairy products.
Slippery Elm Bark Powder (Ulmus fulva)
- Primary Uses: Here are a few of the ailments Slippery Elm Bark Powder can provide relief for: • Burns/Wounds • Colitis/Colon • Constipation • Digestive Disorders • Lungs • Ulcers