Slippery elm inner bark is very rich in mucilage, a complex mixture of polysaccharides that form a soothing gelatinous fiber when water is added. The pleasant tasting gruel is made by adding water to the bark powder.
Slippery Elm Bark is recommended for soothing gastric diseases such as Irritable Bowel Disorder (IBD). It is a wonderfully soothing remedy for the mucous membranes throughout the body. It has several beneficial effects on digestion:
1) it reduces bowel transit time;
2) it absorbs toxins from the bowel;
3) increases fecal bulk and dilutes stool materials thereby reducing stool contact with the intestinal mucosa
4) it enhances beneficial bacteria in the gut.
The bark has noted anti-inflammatory activity and because the mucilage resists digestion by stomachs acids and enzymes, it maintains it’s soothing action throughout the entire digestive system.
Slippery elm powder can be mixed with water to form a paste to apply as a healing and soothing poultice for cuts and wounds, burns and scalds, inflammatory skin problems and ulcers. Slippery elm makes a good drawing remedy for boils and abscesses.
Can be used for dogs and cats.
INGREDIENTS: Slippery Elm Bark.
Product of Canada.