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Slippery Elm Herb Uses, Benefits, Cures, Side Effects, Nutrients

General Name
Slippery Elm
Glycemic Index / Load
Slippery Elm
Botanical Name
Ulmus Rubra, Ulmaceae Family
Homeopathic Name
Ulmus Capestris   -   Mother Tincture

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Slippery Elm Cures

Most Effective


Action of Slippery Elm

Nutrients in Slippery Elm

Highly Effective

Slippery Elm
Combines With

Taste of
Slippery Elm

Parts Used

Inner Bark, Leaves, Flowers

Side Effects, Risk Factors of, and Cautions for Slippery Elm

Avoid use during Pregnancy, Breastfeeding.
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Slippery Elm is a tree.
It is deciduous.
It grows in a cold climate.
It grows up to 18 M.
Best used for Wounds.

Materia Medica
Its Poultice is good for Boils, Abscesses , Ulcers.
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Materia Medica for Slippery Elm

Slippery Elm General

Slippery Elm inner bark is a mucilaginous substance. It has been traditionally used for topical application. It soothes irritated and inflamed Skin. It also promotes wound healing.
It soothes irritated throat internally. It is often combined with antiseptic herbs.
It is used to treat Indigestion, Gastrointestinal Reflux and Inflammatory Bowel diseases.
Single Herb

Slippery Elm for Dysphasia

Prepare a decoction of the roots of Slippery Elm. Take two times a day.
Or: Take one teaspoon powder of Slippery Elm with water two times a day.

Slippery Elm for Smoking Addiction

Take a half teaspoon of slippery elm tea after lunch or take it as an infusion or capsules.
Or: Purchase Slippery Elm capsule from the market. Have One capsule per day.

Slippery Elm as Mucolytic

Prepare a tea of Slippery Elm bark. Take 50 ml of it twice a day.

Slippery Elm for Laryngitis

Make a solution by mixing Slippery Elm bark powder with water in 1:8 ratio. Boil. Drink 20 ml of it twice a day.

Slippery Elm for Hiatal Hernia

Add 1 teaspoon bark of Slippery Elm into a cup of
water. Let it steep for 10 minutes. Drink it twice daily after meals.

Slippery Elm for Asthma

Boil 1 to 2 teaspoons of Slippery Elm in 2 cups of water. Simmer it for 5 minutes. Consume it twice daily for a week and see the results.

Slippery Elm for Leaky Gut Syndrome

Add 1 teaspoon of Slippery Elm bark powder in one cup of water. Drink it 2 times a day.

Slippery Elm for Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Consume 1 teaspoon of Slippery Elm bark powder with beverages or juices.
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Herbal Treatment For Detox Tea for Cancer

Mix the following dry, powdered herbs and store in a jar:-
Burdock Root : 6 parts
Sheep Sorrel : 4 parts
Slippery Elm Bark : 1 part
Rhubarb Root : 1 teaspoon.
Prepare a decoction. Take one teaspoon at a time. Boil in two cups water till water remains half. Leave on hot plate overnight. Strain through a coarse strainer. Consume cold either early morning or late at night.
The tea will help in :-
Better health
Better elimination
Increased appetite
Improved immunity
Add the following herbs to the above Mixture
Kelp : 2 parts
Red Clover : 1 part
Blessed Thistle : 1 part
Watercress : 0.4 parts
The method remains the same.

Herbal Treatment For Abscess 1

Prepare a poultice of Slippery Elm, Wild Sage and Lobelia (equal parts). Apply it on affected area.

Herbal Treatment For Tuberculosis 3

Mix powdered Slippery Elm, Eucalyptus ( Safeda ) Oil and water in equal quantities. Shake well and take internally One tablespoon daily.

Herbal Treatment For Blood Clots 1

Combine equal quantity of Slippery Elm powder, Eucalyptus oil and water. Shake well and rub on the affected skin.

Herbal Treatment For Arthritis 15

Take One part Cayenne ( Lal Mirch ), 3 part Lobelia ( Narasam ), 6 part Verbascum Thapsus and 9 part Slippery Elm bark. Put 6 tablespoons of this mixture in boiling water and make a thick paste. Coat the paste on a soft cloth and apply on the affected area.

Herbal Treatment For Colitis 2

Beat one egg and a teaspoon of Slippery Elm. Add one glass of boiled milk . Sugar to taste.
Have it once a day for at least one week.

Herbal Treatment For Croup 2

Take Slippery Elm, Boneset, Licorice, Flax in equal quantity. Use it as a fomentation.

Herbal Treatment For Sty 1

Take the following herbs in equal quantity.
Verbascum Thapsus ( Leaves )
Raspberry ( Leaves )
Golden Seal ( Roots )
Slippery Elm ( Leaves )
Lobelia ( leaves )
Common Marshmallow ( leaves )
Grind them together. Apply as a fomentation.

Herbal Treatment For Indigestion 22

Take 3 parts of both Asafoedita ( Hing in India ) and Atractylodes and 2 teaspoons of Cumin Seed ( Jira in India ), Caraway Seed ( Shahi Jeera in India ), Long Pepper ( Pippali in India ), Black Pepper ( Kali Mirch in India ), Ginger ( Adrak in India ), Dandelion ( Dudal in India ), Slippery Elm, Green Citrus Peel and Rock Salt ( Sendha Namak in India ).
Grind all these together and make a fine powder.
Take One tablespoon after meals.
It improves digestion and relieves gas.

Herbal Treatment For Asthma and Bronchitis

In Asthma or Bronchitis we need to administer an anti inflammatory remedy. Some herbal cortisone. Something to thin the mucus. And some remedy to expell it. Fortunately we can make a formula for all the three effects.
Mix the following three herbs in the proportions given below.
Liquorice 6 parts by weight
Slippery Elm 3 parts
Lobelia one part
Start slowly by baby steps to find your own dose. Once relief sets in start reducing the dose.
Effects are miraculously fast in mild cases. Say a few days. Severe cases may take long. Say a few months.
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