The inner bark of the slippery elm tree has been used as a herbal remedy for centuries. Native Americans traditionally used slippery elm in healing salves and poultices for wounds, boils, ulcers, burns, and skin inflammation. On contact with water, slippery elm powder becomes mucilaginous (gel-like) in texture which accounts for the majority of its medicinal properties. It has soothing actions on all mucous membranes, including those of the digestive tract, urinary and respiratory tract and also soothes the skin on contact. It also has astringent effects, tightening the surfaces on which it contacts, providing an effective barrier to bacterial infection and alleviating diarrhoea. Slippery elm is also rich in nutrients and can be used as a gruel for infants, invalids and patients with intestinal inflammation.
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Directions 30 minutes before a meal, add half a teaspoon (2.5g) of Slippery Elm Powder to approximately 200ml of water, stir thoroughly then drink immediately. Slippery elm can be sprinkled on food or added to a juice or smoothie. It may be taken up to three times daily, however, we recommend that you start with one dose daily and build up if required over a two to three week period.