Slippery Elm Bark
Slippery Elm Bark comes from tree with the Latin name Ulmus rubra. Rubra in Latin means red, and in this case it refers to the red heartwood of the tree. This is why it goes by the common name of Red Elm, along with other common names such as Moose Elm, Gray Elm, Soft Elm and Indian Elm.
Slippery Elm Bark, or ulmus fulva, is an herb derived from the inner part of the elm bark and is usually used as a finely ground powder. It is considered to be a safe and gentle herb and is allergen free. The inner bark, normally ground into a powder has been used for a variety of medicinal purposes. These include taking internally for indigestion, cramps, ulcers, and diarrhea. Externally, it can be applied as a paste to the skin for burns, rashes and other sores. The soothing properties of the slippery elm bark are thought to benefit both the skin as well as the respiratory and digestive track. Slippery elm bark is most commonly used for sore throats because its mucilaginous quality and is thought to soothe a sore throat. The powdered form is commonly made into a tea with sweetener and milk. Slippery elm bark tea is thought to help relieve digestive tract problems, soothe sore throats and relieve dry and irritated bronchi and lungs. It is thought to be an expectorant and works to break up mucous in the throat or lungs. It is not advised for pregnant women to consume this bark.
Only available as 1lb bags