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Slippery Elm
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
Interaction: None
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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