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Slippery Elm Remedies

Other Names: Slippery Elm, Red Elm, Moose Elm, Indian Elm, Sweet Elm, American Elm, Ulmus Julva
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 - Herbal remedy for Hernia: The inner bark of slippery elm contains mucilage and is used to treat the symptoms of hiatal hernia. Slippery elm reduces inflammation and irritation of the esophagus and stomach. It also appears to increase production of mucus that coats the digestive tract.
Health Warning: Slippery elm is best taken separately from other medications and herbs as it may block their absorption.

Slippery Elm - Herbal remedy for Ulcers, Peptic:  Slippery Elm can give relief to pain caused by ulcers. A useful way to take it is in the form of a gruel or pudding. The following method may help prevent slippery elm from clumping up in water which it tends to do. Put one and a half teaspoons of slippery elm powder in a small jar with half a cup cold water and shake it up vigorously. Pour this out into a bowl and pour 1-2 cups boiling water over it. Stir continuously for two minutes. You can enjoy this with honey, raisins, lemon rind and cinnamon.

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