Super Strength Holistically Standardized Slippery Elm Extract
Botanical Name: Ulmus fulva
Synonyms: Indian Elm, Moose Elm, Olmo Americano, Orme, Orme Gras, Orme Rouge, Orme Roux, Red Elm, Sweet Elm, Ulmus rubra.
Parts Used: Inner Bark
Slippery elm has been used as an herbal remedy in North America for centuries. The name “slippery” refers to the slippery consistency of the inner bark when mixed with water. Native Americans used it for wounds, boils, ulcers, burns, and skin inflammation. It was also taken orally to relieve coughs, sore throats, diarrhea, and stomach problems. Slippery elm bark was later picked up by American soldiers to heal gunshot wounds during the American Revolution. Rich in vitamin C, iron, zinc, calcium, magnesium and potassium, Slippery elm bark is not only used as a healing remedy but also as a rich source on nutrition.
Slippery elm is available in concentrated, certified Kosher and Pareve, Super Strength Holistically Standardized low alcohol extract packaged in convenient 50ml amber glass bottles with pipette droppers.
Slippery Elm Inner Bark (Ulmus fulva), Pure grain alcohol (20%), Pure filtered water.
Slippery Elm bark is a natural demulcent. This means that it is capable of soothing the lining of the stomach and intestines and reducing irritation. Demulcents are sometimes referred to as mucoprotective agents. Recent studies have shown that Slippery Elm bark’s demulcent properties can help treat the symptoms associated with inflammatory bowel diseases like Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis, and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). One study found that slippery elm had an antioxidant effect in people with Crohn’s disease, improving the condition.
Keeping with digestion, Slippery Elm is also frequently used to normalize bowel movements. Due to its effect on the stool consistency, Slippery Elm is useful for both constipation and diarrhea. It softens and adds bulk to stool making it easier to pass.
Slippery Elm is a well known remedy for coughs and sore throats. It contains mucilage, a sticky mixture of sugars that can’t be broken down by the human digestive tract. Mucilage coats the throat, soothing and protecting it. This is why Slippery Elm has been found in many commercial throat lozenges for hundreds of years and still today. Slippery elm is believed to be a natural cough suppressant. Combining its cough suppressant and mucilage properties make it ideal for coughs and for symptoms of other upper respiratory ailments like bronchitis, asthma and laryngitis.
Slippery Elm has been used for centuries as a digestive remedy. It may be helpful for treating heartburn, acid reflux and gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), a chronic disease that occurs when stomach acid flows back into esophagus and causes severe irritation. Slippery Elm’s mucilage coats the esophagus and may help prevent the irritation and inflammation that occurs when stomach acid flows up the esophagus.
Slippery Elm is wonderfully healing for the skin. It can be used to make soothing and healing poultices. When applied locally to the problem, for drawing out toxins, especially those associated with boils, spots or abscesses and can assist the removal of splinters. Applied to wounds, burns and inflammation of any kind, Slippery Elm is soothing and helps heal, and reduce swelling and pain.
Storage: Slippery Elm should be stored tightly sealed in a cool, dry area until it is required.
Usage: Take 1 teaspoon daily for an extended period of time (three to four months).
Safety Information: Consult a health care practitioner if symptoms persist or worsen. Do not use if you have intestinal obstruction. Do not use if pregnant/breastfeeding. Do not use if you are allergic to slippery elm or the ulmus family. Keep out of the reach of children.