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Slippery Elm (Ulmus fulva)

Family: Ulmaceae

---Synonyms---Slippery Elm, Red Elm

Parts Used: Inner bark


Active Compounds:  Mucilage, composed of galactose, 3-methyl galactose, rhamnose and galacturonic acid residues.

---Medicinal Action and Uses--- Demulcent, emollient, nutrient, astringent, anti-inflammatory.

Slippery Elm Bark is a soothing nutritive demulcent which is perfectly suited for sensitive or inflamed mucous membrane linings in the digestive system. This herb is used in the treatment of gastritis, gastric or duodenal ulcer, enteritis, colitis and the like. It is often used as a food during convalescence as it is gentle and easily assimilated. In diarrhea it will soothe and astringe at the same time. Externally it makes an excellent poultice for use in cases of boils, abscesses or ulcers.




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