Slippery Elm (Ulmus rubra) is native specific portions of
North America. It grows in eastern Canada, and the eastern and central United States.
Slippery Elm has been employed in traditional herbal medicine for over 100 years. The
dried inner portion of the slippery elm bark has been used both by Native Americans and
early settlers. Slippery Elm is a nutritious food that was made into a type of pudding for
those who had weak stomachs. In times of famine early American settlers used slippery elm
as a survival food; it is said George Washington and his troops survived for several days
on slippery elm gruel during the bitter winter at Valley Forge.
Slippery Elm has been shown to be soothing to irritated tissues and has been used
topically in poultices for its ability to enourage healing in wounds.
Slippery Elm supports the overall health of the adrenal glands, gastrointestinal tract,
and respiratory system. It helps the body expel excess mucus.
Slippery Elm also known as: Ulmus rubra, Red Elm, Moose
Elm, Indian Elm