Frontier Slippery Elm Inner Bark Powder, 16 oz.
ITEM CODE #658
Slippery Elm bark is tough, yet flexible, and has a fibrous texture. Frontier® Slippery Elm Inner Bark smells similar to Fenugreek but has a very mucilaginous taste. The soothing mucilage can be made as tea or used in ointments, poultices, throat lozenges and skin care products.
Slippery Elm bark powder is considered one of the best possible herbal poultices for reducing pain and inflammation of wounds, boil and skin ulcers, and burns. The tree's inner bark is rich in mucilage, a spongy, slippery fiber that soothes skin on the outside and coats the mucus membranes that cause irritation in the throat and urinary tract when the herb is taken as a tea or infusion. In Herbal Healing for Women, Rosemary Gladstar explains the source of the myth that slippery elm can be harmful in pregnancy. Native American women used long sticks of slippery elm to induce miscarriage, which gave slippery elm a bad reputation in that regard. It is perfectly safe, and indeed is a used as a medicinal food.
Preparation Methods & Dosage :The chopped bark is suitable for poultices. Use ground bark for tea. The inner bark is preferred. Teas, infusions, poultices. Up to 5 tablespoons (15 grams) of slippery elm bark can be dissolved in a cup (240 ml) of water. Sometimes found encapsulated and as a liquid extract. 1