SLIPPERY ELM INNER BARK
Sore throat, colic, IBS, hemorrhoids, herpes, expel tapeworms, colitis, diverticulitis, urinary/bladder infections, syphilis, protect from ulcers,gout, diarrhea, constipation, GI tract infection, too much stomach acid.
People take slippery elm for coughs, sore throat, colic, diarrhea, constipation, hemorrhoids, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), bladder and urinary tract infections, syphilis, herpes, and for expelling tapeworms. It is also used for protecting against stomach and duodenal ulcers, for colitis, diverticulitis, GI inflammation, and too much stomach acid. Slippery elm is also taken by mouth to cause an abortion.
Slippery elm is applied to the skin for wounds, burns, gout, rheumatism, cold sores, boils, abscesses, ulcers, toothaches, sore throat, and as a lubricant to ease labor.
In manufacturing, slippery elm is used in some baby foods and adult nutritionals, and in some oral lozenges used for soothing throat pain.
How does it work?
Slippery elm contains chemicals that can help soothe sore throats. It can also cause mucous secretion which might be helpful for stomach and intestinal problems.
Typical Preparations: Teas, infusions, poultices. Up to 5 tablespoons (15 grams) of slippery elm bark powder can be dissolved in a cup (240 ml) of water. Sometimes found encapsulated and as a liquid extract.
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