- What other names is Elm Bark known by?
- What is Elm Bark?
- How does Elm Bark work?
- Are there safety concerns?
- Dosing considerations for Elm Bark.
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.
- Increasing urine production to relieve water retention (diuretic).
- Wounds, when applied to the skin.
- Other conditions.
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).
Next: How does Elm Bark work?
Report Problems to the Food and Drug Administration
You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.
Find out what women really need.