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Cure IBS And Sore Throats With Ancient Herb Slippery Elm

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Mucilage present in slippery elm does a good job of soothing and coating the mouth, throat, stomach, and intestines, relieving uneasiness caused by Gastroesophogeal Reflux Disease, Crohn’s Disease, ulcerative colitis, diarrhea, diverticulitis, and Irritable Bowel Syndrome. Mix some grounded powder of elm with your tea or buy tablets that contain slippery elm.

Slippery Elm is a species of elm tree that grows mostly in the Appalachian Mountains and the damp forests of eastern North America and southeastern Canada. Slippery Elm has been used as an herbal remedy in North America for hundreds of years. It is extremely versatile, providing relief from a number of ailments, including Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) and sore throats. Slippery Elm is also known as Ulmus fulma, Red Elm, Sweet Elm, Moose Elm, Indian Elm, Gray Elm, and Soft Elm.

Slippery Elm Uses

Native Americans used Slippery Elm to create balms or salves to heal wounds, burns, ulcers, psoriasis and other skin conditions. They also used it orally to soothe sore throats, relieve coughs, and help with diarrhea and stomach issues. Slippery Elm was used during the American Revolution to help treat and soothe the wounds of soldiers. The tree is mentioned quite a bit in older literature and today it is widely discussed in alternative medicine writings and reports. Currently, there is little scientific research regarding Slippery Elm and its uses, but it is widely recommended to patients with various conditions.

Active Ingredients

The inner bark of the Slippery Elm contains a substance called mucilage, which is a polysaccharide that becomes a gel when mixed with water. The mucilage is a bit slippery and slimy, hence the name “Slippery Elm”. It is dried, ground, powdered, and used for medicinal purposes.

The mucilage is rich in nutrients, including beneficial antioxidants that help relieve inflammation. It does a good job of soothing and coating the mouth, throat, stomach, and intestines, causing much relief from things like Gastroesophogeal Reflux Disease (GERT), Crohn’s Disease, ulcerative colitis, diarrhea, diverticulitis, and Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS).

Slippery Elm is reportedly also beneficial to those with bronchitis as it soothes and moistens mucus membranes of the nose, eases sore throat and cough, which are symptoms of bronchitis.

Since many experts think it causes extra mucus production in the gastrointestinal tract, Slippery Elm may protect the tract from ulcers due to excess acid.

How to Take

Slippery Elm is available in the form of tablets, capsules, and lozenges. Here are some of the ways to take Slippery Elm.

  • Use finely powdered inner bark for soothing teas and a more coarse-ground bark for poultices.
  • Combine with the bark of Wild Cherry, the leaves of a Sweet Gum, and mullein to make a very effective cough syrup.
  • Mix with water and consume to help with indigestion and heartburn.
  • Blend some Slippery Elm with glycerin and apply to cuts, burns, other skin problems, or if you just want to keep your hands feeling soft and supple.
Stacey Chillemi

Founder of Healthy Living Inc., Stacey Chillemi actively writes about alternative & holistic wellness. Her first published book, Epilepsy You’re Not Alone in 1998, helped millions of people understand and cope with their disorder enabling them to live a happy, healthy and productive life.

Stacey Chillemi

Founder of Healthy Living Inc., Stacey Chillemi actively writes about alternative & holistic wellness. Her first published book, Epilepsy You’re Not Alone in 1998, helped millions of people understand and cope with their disorder enabling them to live a happy, healthy and productive life.

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JoJo1122
JoJo1122 5pts

were can I get some in Canada

Heather MacDonald
Heather MacDonald 5pts

Had 3 cups of "Throat Coat" tea w/ slippery elm last night...it did not relieve my sore throat :-(

Jeanette Johnson Williams
Jeanette Johnson Williams 5pts

That's what my mother n her grandparents believe!! Well most people know American Indians always believe in letting the earth do it's job, it's just a matter if knowing what to use n how!!!!

Dolly Rahman
Dolly Rahman 5pts

I used this when I was diagnosed with mild gastritis. It helped a lot. I still use it here and there when I suffer any gastric attacks. It's available in Holland and Barrett.

Nasima Islam
Nasima Islam 5pts

What can I use for ibs? Is it from holland n barrat

Na Dia
Na Dia 5pts

This is really great stuff. I love it.