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Herbal Health Tips: Slippery Elm

September 14th 2021
Herbal Health Tips: Slippery Elm Powder

The herb Slippery Elm has some amazing healing powers for both the intestinal tract and the skin. It is a very useful herb to have on hand. Below are some uses for slippery elm and directions on how to use it!
"           Causes swollen tissues to contract, promotes firmness of tissue, lessons mucus discharge
"           Relieves internal inflammation in mucus membrane
"           Softens, soothes and protects distressed tissue
"           Provides an excellent source of soluble fiber
"           Heals cuts, wounds, burns, ulcers.  Protects against infection and stimulates new cell growth
1/2 cup cold water
1 teaspoon Slippery Elm powder
With a fork or small whisk, mix cold water and Slippery Elm in a small saucepan.  Stir constantly, heat to
simmer.  Simmer 2-5 minutes, or until slightly thickened.  Cool. Refrigerate.  Keeps in refrigerator up
to one week.
2 teaspoons rough bark or powder
1 cup water
Simmer 15 minutes over very low flame. If using powder, strain after simmering.
"           For Diarrhea:  Give 5 cc of the syrup per 10 kilograms of body weight 3-4 times daily
"           Vomiting: Give 5 cc of the syrup per 10 kilograms of body weight before each meal.  Feed very small meals 4 times daily.
"           For Burns, Ulcers, Sores, Hot Spots: If possible, shave or clip area first.  Make Slippery Elm syrup.  If available, add 5 drops Calendula Extract to Slippery Elm syrup.  Mix in enough Slippery Elm powder to form putty-like mass.  Hold against affected area for 3 - 5 minutes, 2-4 times daily, or bind on with soft cotton strips.


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