- Soothes inflamed mucous membranes of the gastrointestinal tract.
- Reduces inflammation and irritation to mucous membranes.
How It Works
Slippery elm grows widely throughout North America. The bark contains a mucilage that makes a slippery substance when combined with water. This mucilage is very soothing to the mucous membranes of the digestive and intestinal systems. Slippery elm contains up to 50% mucilage.
Did You Know?
The bark of the slippery elm can be made into a gruel. In times of famine, early American settlers used it as a survival food; George Washington and his troops survived for several days on slippery elm gruel during the bitter winter at Valley Forge. No food or drug of today comes close to matching the place of honour slippery elm held in the 18th and 19th century America.