Slippery Elm, Ulmus rubra
Parts used: Inner bark.
Constituents: Mucilage, composed of galactose, 3-methyl galactose, Tannins. Vitamins: E, K, and P. Minerals: iron, sodium, calcium, selenium, iodine, copper, zinc.
Actions: Demulcent, Emollient, Astringent, Anti-inflammatory, Nutrient.
Indications:
Oesophagitis, gastritis, colitis, diarrhoea, constipation, peptic ulcer.
Convalescence; weight loss due to CA, disease states Healing and soothing to the GI tract, nerve pain, stops bleeding - tinea.
IBS, Crohn`s, coeliac disease, leaky gut, acidity, enteritis.
Hiatus hernia, heartburn, acute pain from gastric or duodenal ulcer.
For after fasting and in baby food.
Externally: boils, abscesses, burns, ulcers, nappy rash and wounds.
Herbal extract: 60-90mL per week or as often as required.
Energetics: Moist, cooling, sweet, blend, Astringent.
Meridians: lung, stomach, large intestine, bladder.
Powdered bark 5-20ml in about 50-200mL water 4g in 500mL as a nutritious gruel.
Externally the powder or coarse bark is made into a poultice by adding boiling water and applying as hot as bearable without damaging the skin.
Mucilage is soluble fibre, metabolised by the bowel flora, short chain fatty acids to the liver and increases cholesterol +Meadowsweet stimulates the GI tract.