- Provides soothing and coating to mucous membranes, especially the throat and esophagus.
- Soothes inflamed mucous membranes of the bowels, stomach, and urinary tract.
- Reduces inflammation and irritation.
- May help relieve pain of gastric ulcers.
- Traditionally used for acidity, colds, flu, sore throat, coughs, diarrhea, weak digestion, ulcers, irritable bowel syndrome, colitis, and Crohn's disease.
How It Works
Grown widely throughout North America, slippery elm is also known by the names Red Elm, Moose Elm and Indian Elm. The plant contains mucilage, a long chain of sugars (polysaccharides) that make a slippery substance when combined with water. This mucilage is believed to soothe the digestive system. Slippery elm is also rich in nutrients and is easy to digest, making it an excellent food to replace those that may cause digestive discomfort. In times of famine, early American settlers used it as a survival food; it is said that George Washington and his troops survived for several days on slippery elm gruel during the bitter winter at Valley Forge. This herb is high in niacin, riboflavin and thiamin.
Each gelatin capsule (kosher gelatin, water) contains 360 mg of the finest slippery elm (Ulmus fulva) bark. Other ingredients: magnesium stearate, silicon dioxide.
Take two capsules with a meal twice daily.