Brand Name: grey elm, Indian elm, moose elm, red elm, sweet elm, Ulmus fulva, winged elm
Generic Name: Slippery Elm
Drug Class: Gastrointestinal, Herbals
What Is Slippery Elm and How Does It Work?
Slippery elm is an herbal supplement used orally to treat conditions such as Colitis/diverticulitis, constipation, cough, cystitis, diarrhea, irritable bowel syndrome, sore throat, ulcer prevention, and urinary tract infections. Slippery Elm can be used topically for treatment of wounds, burns, gout, rheumatism, cold sores, boils, abscesses, ulcers, toothaches, sore throat, and as a lubricant to ease labor.
Slippery elm is effective as treatment for sore throat, inconclusive for others.
Slippery elm is available under the following different brand names: grey elm, Indian elm, moose elm, red elm, sweet elm, Ulmus fulva, and winged elm.
Dosages of Slippery Elm:
Dosage Considerations – Should be Given as Follows:
Powdered Inner Bark (1:8 decoction)
- 4-16 ml orally three times daily
Powdered Inner Bark (nutritional supplement)
- 4 g/500 ml water orally three times daily
- 5 ml orally three times daily; 1:1 in 60% alcohol
- Apply topically; mix course powdered inner bark with boiling water
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