May be used to support diarrhea, coughs, sore throats, gastritis, peptic ulcers and more.
Slippery elm is a plant native to the United States that grows up to 20 m in height. The dried inner bark, with its characteristic fenugreek-like odour, is the part used medicinally.
While little scientific research exists for slippery elm, the mucilages present make it helpful in soothing inflamed mucous membranes, such as in gastritis, diarrhea and peptic ulcer disease. It can also be used for coughs, and is now most commonly available in lozenge form for sore and irritated throats.
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