Slippery Elm and Its Benefits as Natural Remedies:
Slippery Elm (Ulmus rubra) is grown mainly in North America. It can grow up to 18 meters in height and half a meter or so in diameter. The inside of the wood is reddish brown, hence its other common name "Red Elm".
The recommended Medicinal Uses of Slippery Elm has been known traditionally for some time. It was used by Native Americans for healing wounds and to cure Skin Inflammation in general. During the American Revelution, slippery elm was used to treat gun-shot injuries fast.
Slippery Elm Bark Powder, as well as, being used to cure humans ailments, it is one of the safest natural remedies, which can be used to treat Pets, Cats and Dogs effectively.
Topically, it has been used to eliminate cold sores, boils, burns, ulcers, abscesses and toothaches quickly.
Also, could be taken orally to relieve coughs, sore throats, diarrhea and Stomach Problems.
The parts that are popular to use; are the the slippery elm leaves, flowers and the bark. But the Inner Bark of Slippery Elm is the part, which is most commonly used as the most effective means of Herbal Hemedies.
Slippery Elm has been found to have very little "Side Effects" when used appropriately.
Mucilage taken out of Slippery Elm can be turned into a gel by mixing it with water which can then be taken internally to help soothe and coat the mouth, throat, stomach and the intestine.
The carbohydrate and the mucilage in slippery elm gives it its demulcent characteristics.
Slippery Elm Lozenges are preservative free, gluten free, lactose free, sodium free, wheat free, and are vegetarian. When you are taking slippery elm in the form of lozenges as soar throat remedies or as cough remedies, try to allow the throat lozenges to dissolve gradually in your mouth and if the lozenges have not treated your soar throat or your cough within 4 to 5 days of having started the home remedies, then stop the treatment and consult your GP.
Thayers Slippery Elm Lozenges are actually one of the very few herbs that has been approved by the FDA as a nonprescription over-the-counter drug.
In recent years, many elm trees have been destroyed by the Dutch elm disease, which is a type of fungus spread by beetles. Fortunately, the horticulturists have succeeded to produce a type of disease resistant elm trees, which should go some way to stop the process of this amazing tree being extinct from the nature.