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Slippery Elm Bark (ulmus rubra)

All our herbs come from certified organic sources or trusted wildcrafters. ENGLISH COMMON NAME:Standard: Slippery Elm Bark Also known as; Moose Elm, Orme, Red Elm, Sweet Elm LATIN NAME:ulmus rubra Plant Family: Ulmaceae PART(S) USED:Dried inner bark OVERVIEW:Slippery elm is a species of large, deciduous elm trees native to eastern North America and Slippery Elm Bark is composed of the inner bark of the tree. The bark was traditionally utilized for its various healthful properties by Native Americans. It was used for coughs, sore throat, colic, diarrhea, constipation, hemorrhoids, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), bladder and urinary tract infections, syphilis, herpes, and for expelling tapeworms. It was also used for protecting against stomach and duodenal ulcers, for colitis, diverticulitis, GI inflammation, and too much stomach acid. Slippery elm was applied to the skin for wounds, burns, gout, rheumatism, cold sores, boils, abscesses, ulcers, toothaches, sore throat, and as a lubricant to ease labor during childbirth. PREPARATIONS:Keep dry. Store in an airtight container in a dry cupboard away from light. Will keep for many years. PRECAUTIONS & CONTRAINDICATIONS: Slippery Elm should be taken with at least 250mL (8 oz) of liquid. Slippery elm is an abortifacient and may cause miscarriages. Avoid use of slippery elm when breastfeeding. We recommend that you consult with a qualified healthcare practitioner before using any herbal products, especially if you are pregnant, nursing, have allergies, or are on any medications. Although most herbs are generally safe, it is recommended that you avoid self-prescribing especially when there is an underlying ongoing medical condition. This information is for educational purposes only, has not been evaluated by Health Canada, and is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. Reference Health Canada:http://webprod.hc-sc.gc.ca/nhpid-bdipsn/ingredsReq.do?srchRchTxt=slippery+elm+bark&srchRchRole=-1&mthd=Search&lang=eng