Slippery Elm Bark (Ulmus Fulva)
Slippery elm bark has been used as an herbal remedy in North America for centuries. Native Americans used slippery elm in healing salves for wounds, boils, ulcers, burns, and skin inflammation. It was also taken orally to relieve coughs, sore throats, diarrhea, and stomach problems.
The light and fluffy slippery elm bark contains mucilage, a substance that becomes a slick gel when mixed with water. It is believed to coat and soothe the mouth, throat, stomach, and intestines; it also contains antioxidants that help relieve inflammatory bowel conditions. Slippery elm also causes reflux stimulation of nerve endings in the gastrointestinal tract leading to increased mucus secretion. The increased mucus production may protect the gastrointestinal tract against ulcers and excess acidity.
It is often suggested for the following conditions:
Gastroesophogeal reflux disease (GERD)
Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis
Wounds, burns, boils, psoriasis, and other skin conditions (external)
Common names: Red elm; Sweet elm; Ulmus fulva; Ulmus rubra
Bouncing Bear offers Slippery Elm bark in powdered form which is perfect for a nice tea.