I love it, have used it for over 35 years on my family, myself and my dogs. AMAZING and every house should have this on hand, as do we.
I still use this herb as an internal lubricant. I always recommend everyone does their own research on all natural herbal supplements to ensure they understand completely what others have shared in the past about their research and experiences. I have used this extensively for my animals and my family with no ill effects ever. I bred dogs and had many puppies that this worked miracles with. It is an amazing healer and is now being employed by many physicians and veterinarians world wide. An amazing aid for mucous inflammations of lungs, bowels, stomach, bladder, or kidneys. It is also highly beneficial in diarrhea, coughs, pleurisy, and sore throat and much more.
Oral Drug Medications taken by mouth may interact with SLIPPERY ELM dues to its mucilagic properties
Slippery elm contains a type of soft fiber called mucilage. Mucilage can decrease how much medicine the body absorbs. Taking slippery elm at the same time you take medications by mouth can decrease the effectiveness of your medication. To prevent this interaction take slippery elm at least one hour after medications you take by mouth.
Slippery Elm is a tree native to North America and can grow over 60 feet. The inner bark (not the whole bark) is used as medicine and herbal remedy in North America for centuries. Native Americans used slippery elm in healing salves for wounds, boils, ulcers, burns, and skin inflammation.
Mucilaginous herbs have a slippery, mild taste and swell in water, producing a gel-like mass that can be used to soothe and protect irritated tissues in the body, such as dry irritated skin and sore or inflamed mucous membranes.
Slippery elm is considered safe for most people when taken by mouth. When applied to the skin, some people can have an allergic reactions and skin irritation. If you have allergies, always be careful when trying something new. Do not take if you are pregnant.
Demulcent, emollient, expectorant, diuretic, nutritive. The bark of this North American Elm, is considered one of the most valuable remedies in herbal practice, with its abundance of mucilage it has wonderful strengthening and healing qualities.
Amazing soothing and healing properties on everything it comes in contact with, but in addition can contain abundant nutritional when made like a porridge and is an amazing sustaining food for seniors, babies, invalids and those not feeling well.
As mentioned our Indians have used the inner bark to prepare salves or pastes, and herbally Slippery Elm bark powder is considered one of the best possible poultices for wounds, boils, ulcers, burns and all inflamed surfaces, soothing, healing and reducing pain and inflammation.
All in all a healer for many things, and as with all things natural, you must also do your own research, and be aware if you have allergies as this is a natural product.
I personally have used it on many family members, and pets for many of the above. I take it myself when my stomach is upset and recommend it for any to do with bowels, lungs or throats.
You can buy the loose powder or gel capsules in any herbal store, or order from here at Amazon, where you can also see the product and reviews from others that use it. This is my affiliate link, and if they have a product I use I will show the link.
As always keeping things natural if possible - Vicky