Slippery Elm is an herb that is made from the inner bark of the Red Elm tree. Slippery Elm is one of the best herbs for treating all kinds of GI tract problems including gastric ulcers and intestinal problems. Slipper Elm creates a mucilaginous balm for the GI tract that is very healing, and Slippery Elm is also great for GI gas, gastric reflux, and heartburn. Plus Slippery Elm helps with constipation and it’s very soothing for the whole body. Slippery Elm is wonderful for soothing the urinary tract, throat, and vaginal irritations. Slippery Elm is also great for soothing and promoting healing the lungs from bronchitis and asthma… and Slippery Elm has been used as a very good gruel for the elderly and babies having GI distress. And Slipper Elm also works for skin disease too… such things as wounds, sunburns, poison ivy, and other skin irritations. Everyone should have Slipper Elm in his or her medicine cabinet.
Paul Haider – Master Herbalist