Overview

Slippery elm is a tree that is native to eastern Canada and the eastern and central United States. Its name refers to the slippery feeling of the inner bark when it is chewed or mixed with water. The inner bark (not the whole bark) is used as medicine.

Slippery elm is used for sore throat, constipation, stomach ulcers, skin disorders, and many other conditions. But there is no good scientific evidence to support these uses.

How does it work ?

Slippery elm contains chemicals that can help soothe sore throats. It can also cause mucous secretion which might be helpful for stomach and intestinal problems.

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