Slippery elm bark powder 50g


Slippery elm (Ulmus rubra) is a type of elm tree native to eastern North America from southern Quebec to northern Florida and east to Texas. The inner bark has long been used in traditional Native American medicine to treat wounds and gastrointestinal ailments. 

Health Benefits

Slippery elm has long been used in herbal medicine. It is either taken orally or applied topically to aid in the healing of cuts and burns. Among some of the conditions slippery elm is believed to treat are:

  • Constipation
  • Mouth ulcers
  • Sore throat
  • Diarrhea
  • Urinary inflammation
  • Cystitis
  • Acid reflux
  • Irritable bowel syndrome
  • Inflammatory bowel diseases 
  • Detox/Clean colon 

Due to the sparsity of research, little is known about the safety of slippery elm. Side effects commonly cited include nausea and skin irritation. Some people may also experience allergy, usually those who are allergic to elm pollen or have a cross-reactive allergy to peach.

Because slippery elm can coat the digestive tract, it may interfere with the absorption of certain drugs. To avoid this, separate the doses of slippery elm and your other drugs by at least two hours. When you do take your regular medications, drink plenty of water unless otherwise indicated.


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