Slippery Elm - Herb Nerd Field Guide

Slippery elm is a deciduous tree native to North America and is commonly used for its medicinal properties. The inner bark of the slippery elm tree is rich in mucilage, a gel-like substance that becomes slippery when mixed with water. This mucilage is the main component of slippery elm and is responsible for its many health benefits. Slippery elm is used in traditional Chinese medicine to soothe and calm excess heat. In addition, the mucilage in slippery elm forms a protective coating over the mucous membranes, which can help to soothe and support free breathing. Slippery elm is also known for supporting healthy digestion and providing a calming effect on the digestive tract. This makes it a popular ingredient in various natural supplements and remedies that support stomach comfort. 

Herbal DIY: Slippery elm makes a delicious tea, but you can also add the powder to your overnight oats for extra digestive support!


 

Slippery elm joins other equally effective herbs like Marshmallow root, Ginger, Peppermint, and probiotics to formulate RidgeCrest Herbals' Belly Be Happy, designed with gentle herbs and probiotics for effective daily digestive comfort. 

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