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Slippery Elm

Slippery elm is the common name of the Ulmus fulva tree native to North America, where it has been used medicinally for centuries. Powdered for use as a supplement, it is a soothing and nutritious food during convalescence. Sensitive and irritated mucous membranes of the throat, stomach, intestines and urinary tract are protected and soothed by the mucilaginous properties of slippery elm.

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Slippery Elm Info

Slippery elm is the common name of the Ulmus fulva tree native to North America, where it has been used medicinally for centuries.

The inner bark of the tree contains mucilage, an easily digestible polysaccharide that is slippery when combined with water. Powdered for use as a supplement, it is a soothing and nutritious food during convalescence.

Slippery Elm Benefits

Sensitive and irritated mucous membranes of the throat, stomach, intestines and urinary tract are protected and soothed by the mucilaginous properties of slippery elm. For heartburn it provides a barrier to acid reflux damage, as well as an anti-inflammatory effect in the stomach and intestines.

Constipation, diarrhoea and flatulence are eased through its lubricating, emollient and laxative effects. It is safe for children and elderly people, easing digestive discomfort and promoting normal elimination while absorbing toxins from the bowel.

Slippery elm contains high levels of several essential minerals and vitamin E, giving it important antioxidant properties. Externally slippery elm can be applied to the skin as a poultice to draw out harmful toxins.

Slippery Elm Side Effects

Contraindicated for any type of bowel obstruction Slippery elm may slow the absorption of medical drugs or other herbal medicines Safe when only the inner bark is used, however be aware of products substituting outer bark which is unsafe in pregnancy and may cause miscarriage or premature labour.

Product Reviews

  • Pure Slippery Elm Powder

    Pure Slippery Elm Powder

    Great product

    I really enjoy slippery elm powder as a hot drink with cinnamon. Good value for money.

    Reviewer

    30/08/14

  • Bowel Biotics Aloe Soothe Powder

    Bowel Biotics Aloe Soothe Powder

    good relief

    I have issue's with diverticulitus and reflux acid this has now helped ease the problems. I notice that if I decide not to take for a few days the problems will develop again and so immediately include in my daily regime, also the bloating will ease and bowels will work more effectively. The powder does initially take abit of getting used too but it is well worth the effort to get the relief. Highly recommend.

    Julie

    31/07/14

  • Slippery Elm 300mg

    Slippery Elm 300mg

    Many years ago a GP advised to take...

    Many years ago a GP advised to take these for my gastric problems together with a diet. Again a episode has come around, so back into these wonderful supplements. As for the on line service, excellent in all aspects and are looking at further buys of such a wide range of products. Delivery never found better.

    Dimphna

    25/03/14

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