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Slippery Elm




Used for:

Slippery elm is used for sore throat, cough, intestinal irritation (irritable bowel syndrome [IBS], colitis, Crohn's disease); used as a poultice for burns, boils, uncomplicated wounds, inflamed skin; soohtes irritation of the esophagus due to chemotherapy.



Available in:

Lozenges, powder, capsules, extracts



Heb / drug interactions:

None known



Other safety concerns:

None known



When buying:

Look for products containing 100% slippery elm.



Dosage:

Lozenges as needed for sore throat; one teaspoon of powder mixed with one teaspoon of sugar and two cups of boiling water for bowel discomfort. Take once or twice a day. For a poultice, mix powder with water.



Child dosage:

Use powder to make gruel for infants; other uses the same as above.







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Herbs



Slippery Elm




Used for:

Slippery elm is used for sore throat, cough, intestinal irritation (irritable bowel syndrome [IBS], colitis, Crohn's disease); used as a poultice for burns, boils, uncomplicated wounds, inflamed skin; soohtes irritation of the esophagus due to chemotherapy.



Available in:

Lozenges, powder, capsules, extracts



Heb / drug interactions:

None known



Other safety concerns:

None known



When buying:

Look for products containing 100% slippery elm.



Dosage:

Lozenges as needed for sore throat; one teaspoon of powder mixed with one teaspoon of sugar and two cups of boiling water for bowel discomfort. Take once or twice a day. For a poultice, mix powder with water.



Child dosage:

Use powder to make gruel for infants; other uses the same as above.







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Are You Getting The Herbs and Supplements You Need?
Everyone's dietary needs are different based on a number of factors including lifestyle, diet, medications and more. To find out which herbs and supplements are right for right for you, take the Weil Vitamin Advisor.