Slippery Elm is a tree native to North America and Canada.
The plant's leaves are long and green and darken in color during fall.
The inside of the bark is collected from trees that are at least 10 years old, and then dried and sprayed for therapeutic use.
Slippery Elm bark has been used as an herbal remedy in North America for centuries.
Traditionally, Native Americans used it to treat and soothe ulcers and wounds in general.
It is also used for skin inflammation, sore throat and to soothe an irritated digestive system, one of its main uses these days.
Elm contains mucilage, a substance that becomes a smooth gel when mixed with water.
This gel soothes the mouth, throat, stomach and intestines and helps to lubricate and regenerate the inner lining from the mouth to the end of the intestine.
There are reports that American singers and actresses in the last century used elm gel as a tonic to restore and strengthen the vocal cords after the wear and tear of the shows.
It also contains antioxidants that help relieve inflammatory bowel conditions.
Slippery Elm also causes a reflux stimulation of nerve endings in the gastrointestinal tract which leads to an increase in mucus secretion.
Increased mucus production can protect the gastrointestinal tract from ulcers and excess acidity.
In naturopathy, elm is suggested for the following conditions: sore throat, heartburn, cough, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), diarrhea, wounds, burns, boils, psoriasis, and other skin conditions (external).
Mix ½ to 1 teaspoon in a glass of water.
Stir and let it rest for about 3 to 5 minutes until a thicker gel is formed, at which point stir again better and then it can be drunk calmly.
Recipe example with Elm - Anti-inflammatory tea:
Mix 1 to 2 tablespoons of elm powder in 500ml of hot water, if you wish you can add turmeric powder and/or ginger powder and let it rest for 3 to 5 minutes for a gel to develop,
It's ready, you can drink a glass and save the rest to drink later.
To preserve the freshness of this product:
Avoid exposure to heat.
Avoid direct exposure to sunlight.
Remove all existing air before closing the package.
Close the bag tightly after use.
Store in a cool, dry place.
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