May 5, 2016

Elm Bark

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What other names is Elm Bark known by?

Corteza de Olmo, Écorce d'Orme, Orme Champêtre, Orme Commun, Smooth-Leaved Elm, Ulmus minor.

What is Elm Bark?

Elm bark is the bark of the elm tree. People use it to make medicine.

Elm bark is used for digestive disorders and severe diarrhea. Sometimes it is used as a diuretic to reduce water retention or as a drying agent (astringent).

On the skin, elm bark is used for cleaning open or festering wounds.

Insufficient Evidence to Rate Effectiveness for...

  • Digestive disorders.
  • Diarrhea.
  • Increasing urine production to relieve water retention (diuretic).
  • Wounds, when applied to the skin.
  • Other conditions.
More evidence is needed to rate the effectiveness of elm bark for these uses.

Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database rates effectiveness based on scientific evidence according to the following scale: Effective, Likely Effective, Possibly Effective, Possibly Ineffective, Likely Ineffective, and Insufficient Evidence to Rate (detailed description of each of the ratings).


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