Slipper elm bark has mucilage and that is what relieves inflammation and irritation in the throat and urinary tract. It can also be used to chronic diarrhea, esophagitis, gastritis, peptic and duodenal ulcers, and ulcerative colitis.
Moose elm, Indian elm, Sweet elm, and Red elm.
The chopped bark is used for poultices and the ground bark for tea.
Emollient, nutritive, laxative, and demulcent
Teas, infusions, and poultices.
Topical Uses / Applications:
Can be used in cooking — it works well as a substitute for eggs or as a thickener and will help with inflammation.
Tannins, mucilage,and starch.
GRAS: Generally Recognized As Safe. This herb can be safely consumed when used appropriately. Avoid taking it with other medications, as the mucilage can prevent proper absorption.
These statements have not been evaluated by the food and drug administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
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