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Product Description - Starwest Botanicals Organic Slippery Elm Bark Powder Bulk 1lb.
Organic Slippery Elm Bark Powder
Slippery elm herb comes from tree with the Latin name Ulmus rubra. Rubra in Latin means red, and in this case it refers to the red heartwood of the tree. This is why it goes by the common name of Red Elm, along with other common names such as Moose Elm, Gray Elm, Soft Elm and Indian Elm.
Slippery Elm Bark, or ulmus fulva, is an herb derived from the inner part of the elm bark and is usually used as a finely ground powder. It is considered to be a safe and gentle herb and is allergen free. The inner bark, normally ground into a powder has been used for a variety of medicinal purposes. These include taking internally for indigestion, cramps, ulcers, and diarrhea. Externally, it can be applied as a paste to the skin for burns, rashes and other sores. The soothing properties of the slippery elm bark are thought to benefit both the skin as well as the respiratory and digestive track. Slippery elm bark is most commonly used for sore throats because its mucilaginous quality and is thought to soothe a sore throat. The powdered form is commonly made into a tea with sweetener and milk. Slippery elm bark tea is thought to help relieve digestive tract problems, soothe sore throats and relieve dry and irritated bronchi and lungs. It is thought to be an expectorant and works to break up mucous in the throat or lungs. It is not advised for pregnant women to consume this bark.
Botanical Name: Ulmus rubra
Origin: United States
Description: 1 lb. of Organic Slippery Elm Bark Powder
Common Names: Slippery Elm Herb, Red Elm, Moose Elm, Gray Elm, Soft Elm, Indian Elm
Common Uses: Slippery Elm Bark is a soothing nutritive demulcent which is perfectly suited for sensitive or inflamed mucous membrane linings in the digestive system.
Qualities & Properties: Demulcent, emollient, expectorant, diuretic, nutritive.
Starwest Botanicals not only utilizes our own milling and packaging operations for all organic herbs and bulk spices, we also conduct quality control testing on each and every product in our own laboratory. With attention like that, you can be sure you will receive only the highest-quality organic herbs, dried herbs, organic spices and all natural products when you place an order with Starwest.
Starwest Botanicals, Inc.
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