Scientific Name: Ulmus Rubra
Other Names: Indian Elm, Moose Elm, Olmo Americano, Orme, Orme Gras, Orme Rouge, Orme Roux, Red Elm, Sweet Elm
The medicinal purpose of Slippery Elm comes from its inner bark. It is used to relieve cough, sore throat, diarrhea, and constipation. This herb can also be used to help treat colic, hemorrhoids, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Urinary Tract Infection, Tape worms, and protects the stomach lining from ulcers.
The chemicals in Slippery Elm causes mucus secretion which is
beneficial for the stomach lining.
Slippery Elm is anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, antitussive, astringent, demulcent, emollient, expectorant, laxative, rejuvenative, restorative, vulnerary.
Vitamin C, calcium oxalate, chromium, iron, manganese, vanadium, zinc, mucilage, starch, oligomeric, procyanidins, tannins
Slippery Elm is native to eastern North America, ranging from southeastern North Dakota to eastern Maine and northern Florida. Slippery Elm naturally thrives in moist upland soil but can also grow in dry medial soil.
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