Slippery Elm Bark Extract
Slippery Elm Bark extract is made with the inner bark (Ulmus fulva) of the plant. Our Raw SuperCool proprietary extraction process, yields a Super Strength Holistically Standardized extract. Liquid extracts are absorbed faster than tablets or capsules, and are more potent than tinctures. Holistically Standardized guarantees that the constituents of the extract are in the same synergistic ratios as in the plant.
Slippery Elm has been used as an herbal remedy in North America for centuries. The name “slippery” refers to the slippery consistency of the inner bark when mixed with water. Native Americans used it for wounds, boils, ulcers, burns and skin inflammation. It was also taken orally to relieve coughs, sore throats, diarrhea and stomach problems. Slippery Elm bark was later picked up by American soldiers to heal gunshot wounds during the American Revolution. Rich in vitamin C, iron, zinc, calcium, magnesium and potassium, Slippery Elm bark is not only used as a healing remedy but also as a rich source on nutrition.
– Detoxification / Cleansing
– Digestive Health
– Immune Health
Slippery Elm Inner Bark (Ulmus fulva), Pure grain alcohol (20%), Pure filtered water.
Contains No yeast, wheat, gluten, sweeteners, milk, egg, fish, shellfish or tree nut ingredients. Produced in our Canadian GMP facility.
Consult a health care practitioner if symptoms persist or worsen. Do not use if you have intestinal obstruction. Do not use if pregnant/breastfeeding. Do not use if you are allergic to slippery elm or the ulmus family. Keep out of the reach of children.
Take 1 teaspoon daily for an extended period of time (three to four months).
Health Canada License (NPN): 80030054
Slippery Elm bark is a natural demulcent. This means that it is capable of soothing the lining of the stomach and intestines and reducing irritation. Demulcents are sometimes referred to as mucoprotective agents. Recent studies have shown that Slippery Elm bark’s demulcent properties can help treat the symptoms associated with inflammatory bowel diseases like Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). One study found that Slippery Elm had an antioxidant effect in people with Crohn’s disease, improving the condition.
Keeping with digestion, Slippery Elm is also frequently used to normalize bowel movements. Due to its effect on the stool consistency, Slippery Elm is useful for both constipation and diarrhoea. It softens and adds bulk to stool making it easier to pass.
Slippery Elm is a well-known remedy for coughs and sore throats. It contains mucilage, a sticky mixture of sugars that can’t be broken down by the human digestive tract. Mucilage coats the throat, soothing and protecting it. This is why Slippery Elm has been found in many commercial throat lozenges for hundreds of years and still today. Slippery Elm is believed to be a natural cough suppressant. Combining its cough suppressant and mucilage properties make it ideal for coughs and for symptoms of other upper respiratory ailments like bronchitis, asthma and laryngitis.
Slippery Elm has been used for centuries as a digestive remedy. It may be helpful for treating heartburn, acid reflux and gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), a chronic disease that occurs when stomach acid flows back into oesophagus and causes severe irritation. Slippery Elm’s mucilage coats the oesophagus and may help prevent the irritation and inflammation that occurs when stomach acid flows up the oesophagus.
Slippery Elm is wonderfully healing for the skin. It can be used to make soothing and healing poultices. When applied locally to the problem, for drawing out toxins, especially those associated with boils, spots or abscesses and can assist the removal of splinters. Applied to wounds, burns and inflammation of any kind, Slippery Elm is soothing and helps heal, and reduce swelling and pain.