Product of the Month- Slippery Elm

SLIPPERY ELM

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Ulmus rubra

        Slippery Elm bark is known to have antioxidant and anti-inflammatory potential. Upon contact with water, the inner bark yields a thick gel that can be used as an ointment or salve to treat urinary tract inflammation and has been known to be applied topically for cold sores or other open wounds. Most commonly however the mucilaginous property of slippery elm has been used in traditional medicine to treat conditions such as sore throat and can be found in many lozenges and  cough syrups.

Thayers Slippery Elm Lozenges Cherry 42 Lozenges

MOST COMMONLY USED TO TREAT

  • Sore throat

  • Cough

  • Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)

  • Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis, and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)

  • Diarrhea

  • Wounds, burns, boils, psoriasis, and other skin conditions (external)

How to Identify Slipper Elm for Harvesting

A picture is worth 1,000 words but a video is worth 100,000 words!

Check out these YouTube videos to know more about the Slippery Elm tree.

Part 1.- Identification

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s0WBT3rev2Q&list=RDTtHhFkZgE1U&index=2

Part 2. – Usage

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lhAH7EZ1-Wc

 

Resource:  https://plants.usda.gov/core/profile?symbol=ULRU

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