Slippery Elm Root
Package size4 oz 2 oz 8 oz 1 pound
Slippery Elm Root has been used historically in diverse parts of the world to improve a variety of bodily functions and ailments. The bark of the tree is harvested for its inner lining or pith, which contains a high mucilage content that gives rise to the “slippery” factor.
WARNING: Do not use if you are pregnant or trying to become pregnant.
Slippery Elm Root has an earthy taste.
What this tea can do
Slippery Elm is known to help with coughs as well as sore throats. When taken orally, mucilage becomes slick and coats the mucous membranes in the intestinal tract soothing inflammation, relieving pain, and giving your bowels a much-needed rest to heal themselves. It can also aid in relieving diarrhea and constipation.
- Digestion - The mucilage found in its bark is ideal for soothing the digestive tract and eliminating inflammation, primarily the type that causes Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS). There is also a significant amount of fibrous tissue found in the bark, which can help to bulk up the stool and eliminate issues like diarrhea.
- Sore Throat, Cough - Slippery elm contains mucilage, a sticky mixture of sugars that can’t be broken down by the human digestive tract. The mucilage coats the throat, so it’s no surprise that slippery elm is found commercially in many brands of throat lozenges
- Anti-inflammation - One small clinical study found that a mixture containing slippery elm enhanced bowel movements in patients with constipation-predominant IBS; however, the bark is part of a mixture of ingredients, and no study to date has supported these findings. Another study found that slippery elm had an antioxidant effect in people with Crohn’s disease
Grown in North America & hand-packed in the USA.