What is slippery elm?
Slippery elm is a popular herbal supplement that is used all over the world and is made from the powdered inner bark of slippery elm trees.
It is truly a superfood because it contains many essential vitamins, minerals, amino acids and other powerful compounds which work synergistically to promote healthy tissue repair. It also maintains the integrity of your sexual health!
It has a long history of use to help with digestion problems and as a sexual stimulant, especially for men with low testosterone.
5 ways it can help you feel your best
Inflammatory bowel syndrome
It is often used to sooth irritated intestines and relieve discomfort. However, there is not enough reliable evidence available at this time to support claims that they can prevent or treat Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis.
There is some evidence (although very limited) that it may be helpful for treating irritable bowel syndrome, but more research is needed to confirm this.
There is some evidence to suggest that it can help to relieve a sore throat and other symptoms of upper respiratory ailments like bronchitis, asthma or laryngitis. Research is needed to determine if it has any long-term use in treating those conditions.
If you occasionally get heartburn, using this herbal supplement is a safe and natural way to treat it. You may want to experiment on your own with 1-2 tablespoons in a glass of water after a big meal.
Irritation of the urinary tract
It can help people that have unexplained inflammation of the urinary tract. It has a mild diuretic effect, increases the flow of urine and eliminates waste from the body. More research is needed to either support or refute this claim.
Wounds, burns and other skin conditions
It can help reduce the effects of wounds, burns and boils by providing a soothing and cooling sensation on the skin. It helps to alleviate pain and reduces inflammation and swelling.
How it can be consumed
Slippery elm is available in the following forms:
The right dosage will depend on your body and how well you respond to the ingredient.
It’s best to speak to your doctor about the appropriate dosage.
How does it interact with other drugs?
There is no evidence that this supplement interacts with other medications. It may slow down the absorption of other drugs or herbs, but it will not prevent it.
Slippery elm will not cure you. It will only help you with symptoms. You must continue to take your medications as directed by your doctor.