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BOTANICAL MEDICINE DATABASE
Slippery Elm
MEDICINAL USE
Ulmus is useful in gastritis, PUD, enteritis, colitis, diarrhea. Through reflex action, it is a respiratory soothing expectorant (especially in spasmodic coughs) and a urinary soothing diuretic. Used as a soothing food in convalesence.
Slippery Elm
Ulmus fulva
Antiinflammatory, Astringent, Demulcent, Diuretic, Emollient, Expectorant
COMBINES WITH
WARNINGS
PREPARATION
Decoction: Mix 1 part powder to 8 parts water (mix the powder with small amount cold water initially to insure the mixing); bring to boil and simmer for 10-15 minutes; 1/2 cup TID. Poultice: Mix the powder with enough boiling water to make a paste.