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Slippery Elm Powder ( Ulmus rubra ) - Herbal Collection

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Slippery Elm Powder ( Ulmus rubra ) - 100 g & 1 kg - Herbal Collection


Slippery elm powder is derived from the inner bark of the slippery elm tree (Ulmus rubra) and has a long history of use in traditional medicine. Here's what it's known for and how to prepare it:


Traditional Uses of Slippery Elm Powder


  • Soothes the digestive tract: Slippery elm contains a substance called mucilage. When mixed with water, this creates a gel-like substance that coats and soothes the lining of the esophagus, stomach, and intestines. It's often used for:
    • Heartburn and acid reflux
    • Sore throat
    • Cough
    • Inflammatory bowel conditions (Crohn's, ulcerative colitis)
    • Diarrhea or constipation
  • Topical use: Slippery elm can also be applied topically to help soothe skin irritation, wounds, or burns.


How to Prepare Slippery Elm Powder


There are a few different ways to use slippery elm powder:

  • Tea:
    1. Mix 1-2 tablespoons of slippery elm powder with 1 cup of boiling water.
    2. Let it steep for 3-5 minutes.
    3. Strain and drink 2-3 times per day.
  • Gruel:
    1. Combine slippery elm powder with water or milk to create a paste-like consistency.
    2. You can add honey or cinnamon for flavor if desired.
    3. Consume a small amount several times a day.
  • Capsules: Take slippery elm capsules as directed on the product label.
  • Topical Poultice:
    1. Mix slippery elm powder with enough water to form a paste.
    2. Apply directly to the affected area of skin.
    3. Cover with a clean cloth and leave on for several hours or overnight.


Important Considerations


  • Pregnancy and breastfeeding: Consult with your doctor before using slippery elm if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
  • Medication interactions: Slippery elm may interfere with the absorption of certain medications. Take it at least 2 hours before or after any medications.
  • Talk to your doctor: It's always best to consult with your healthcare provider before using slippery elm powder, especially if you have any underlying medical conditions.



Source : http://www.wikiphyto.org/wiki/Elm


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plant name


field elm


International Latin denomination


Ulmus campestris L.


botanical family




Description and habitat


  • Beautiful tree with bushy crown up to 35 m high, paths, hedges, woods
  • Leaves hairy, coarse, toothed, asymmetrical at the base
  • Reddish or greenish flowers
  • The fruit is a winged samara


History and tradition


Parts used


  • Bark, buds

Dosage forms available



Usual dosages




Main components of the plant



Main components of buds or young shoots


Main components of essential oil




Plant properties


  • Astringent by its tannin
  • Ulmus americana L. is antifungal


Bud properties


Properties of essential oil




Indications of the whole plant (phytotherapy)




Indications of the bud (gemmotherapy)


  • Great transition remedy as a complement with other buds. [1]
  • Marked action in the various disorders of nucleoprotein catabolism; uric acid, gout.
  • Secondary action on urea and cholesterol.
  • Marked action in the body's tendencies to transfer its endogenous disorders to the skin in the form of uninfected vesicular eczema, also acting on certain diarrhoea, leucorrhoea linked to functional metastases.

These metastases are the result of a tissue or several tissues arriving at the beginning of a hypergamma fibrosclerosis, whose metabolism decreases sharply and is balanced by substitution reactions by unblocking the hepatic macrophages.


Specific indications of essential oil (aromatherapy)


Known or suspected mode of action


Usual formulations




Possible side effects and precautions for use


Bibliographic references


  1. Go↑ Henry Pol. Gemmotherapy, therapy with plant embryonic extracts. Author's edition. Brussels, 1982.
  • Teresa Valle, José L López, José M Hernández, Purificación Corchete. Antifungal activity of scopoletin and its differential accumulation in Ulmus pumila and Ulmus campestris cell suspension cultures infected with Ophiostoma ulmi spores. Plant Science, Volume 125, Issue 1, 9 June 1997, Pages 97-101


Store in a cool, dry place, away from light. Keep tightly closed, away from the reach of Children and pets.

Do not exceed the daily dose.


This product is not intended to prevent or cure any form of illness or disease.

If you are pregnant or nursing ; If you have a medical condition or are in the course of medical treatment ; If you are programmed for theater/operation in the near future, please consult your healthcare practitioner before using this product.


This product cannot replace a varied and balanced diet and a healthy lifestyle.


This product has not been evaluated by the SAHPRA for its quality, safety or intended use.