Slippery Elm

Slippery Elm

Botanical Name: Ulmus rubra

Habitat: Native to the US and Canada - most common throughout the Appalachian mountains

Parts Used: Inner bark

Key Actions:
  • Demulcent
  • Emollient
  • Nutritive
  • Laxative
  • Astringent
  • Anti-inflammatory

Traditional Uses:

  • Nutrition for convalescense
  • Sensitive digestion
  • Baby food
  • Acid reflux
  • Diarrhea
  • Gastroenteritis
  • Colic
  • Constipation
  • Hemmorhoids
  • Diverticultis
  • IBS
  • Chronic cystitis
  • Cough
  • Bronchitis
  • Pleurisy
  • Boils/Carbuncles
  • Abscesses
  • Skin ulcers
  • Vaginitis
  • Burns
  • Abrasions


Generally considered safe. May slow absorption of orally administered medications.


  • Tincture
  • Tea
Disclaimer: This information has not been evaluated by the FDA and is not intended to diagnose, cure, prevent or treat any disease. Information is provided for educational purposes only, it is not to be used as medical advice. Use this herb at your own risk. We are not responsible for dosage mistakes, misuse, or adverse reactions. Each person reacts differently to each plant and you should always exercise caution when taking herbs and herbal products. Always consult a medical professional before taking/using any herb or herbal product.
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