|Technical Name:||(Ulmus rubra) Inner bark of the red elm tree|
|Used for:||Sore throat, cough, intestinal irritation (irritable bowel syndrome, colitis, Crohn's); 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|
|Herb Drug:||None known|
|When Buying:||Look for products containing 100% slippery elm.|
|Dosage and Warning:||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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