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Slippery Elm Bark

Other Names: Slippery Elm, Red Elm, Moose Elm, Indian Elm, Sweet Elm, American Elm, Ulmus Rubra, Ulmus Fulva
Traditional Usages: Food, Inflammation or Ulceration along the Digestive Tract, Gastric or Duodenal Ulcer, Acute or Dyspepsia and Wind, Summer Diarrhea in Children, Irritable Bowel or Crohn's-like attacks,  Before festivities to avoid hangovers, Pain of Indigestion, Increase Body Weight, Boils, Abscesses, Discharging Wounds, Varicose Ulcers, Vaginitis, Bronchitis, Gastritis, Colitis, Gastric Catarrh, Typhoid Fever, Colds, Poultice for Ulcers, Wounds, Burns,Boils, Skin Diseases, Remove Worms, Toothache, Heartburn, Constipation, Hemorrhoids, Diverticulitis, Pleurisy, Tuberculosis
Resources: US, Canada
Parts Used: Dried Inner Bark, Leaves, Flowers
Health Warning: Avoid during Pregnancy and breastfeeding
Health warning: Slippery Elm Bark can only be sold in premises which are registered pharmacies and by or under the supervision of a pharmacist


Slippery Elm Bark - Herbal remedy for Rickets: The correct dose for a child is calculated by weight. If a child weighs 50 pounds the correct dose is one third of the adult dosage. One 500 milligram capsule can be taken three times daily by adults. An infusion is made by adding 4 grams of powdered bark to 500 millilitres of boiling water. A child of 12 and over can take half a cup, once daily.

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