Slippery Elm (Ulmus Fulva)

Common names: Red Elm, Indian elm, American elm, Moose elm.

Therapeutic profile:

A strengthening, soothing demulcent herb, ideal for sore, inflamed, Ulcerated Mucous Membranes and Wasting Disease. Primary uses: as a key part of combinations for Stomach, Bowel and Colon Sores, Ulcers and Inflammation: as a specific for Stomach and Lung Cancer Lesions; as a Throat Coat and Demulcent Expectorant for Dry SoreThroats and Coughs; as the soothing part of a formula for Indigestion and Gastritis; a soothing astringent for Diarrhea; secondary uses as a Poultice or Compress for Bed Sores, Gangrene and Abscesses; as part of an Arthritis or Gout formula; as a tea to settle the Stomach from Nausea.(3)
Slippery Elm is useful in treating Digestive Conditions with Inflamed Mucous Membrane Linings such as Gastritis, Gastric or Duodenal Ulcer, Enteritis, and Colitis, where it has a soothing demulcent action. (4)
One of the world's BEST known herbal remedies is Slipper Elm Bark! The PRINCIPAL component is Mucilage. Mucilage is a naturally formed viscous or sticky fiber which consists of a gum dissolved in the juices of a plant. The Mucilage in Slippery Elm Bark is similar to that found in Flax Seed.
Slippery Elm Bark is one of nature's MIRACLE cleansers! Its sticky substance dissolves Mucus that has been deposited in organ tissue, Lymph Glands and Nerve Channels. Its lubricating action PROTECTS and SOFTENS ALL of the Membrane Linings in the body, especially DAMAGED and INFLAMMED areas. It buffers the effects of INCREASED discharge of Urine through the Urinary Tract.
Slippery Elm Bark's sticky adhesive quality also lubricates the bones and joints, gathers up dissolved TOXIC WASTE material from ALL areas in the body including the Bowel and then helps to DISCHARGE them! As the Mucilaginous material passes through the Alimentary Canal, it COATS the organs over which it flows with a STICKY film. This action REDUCES irritation, REDUCES sensitivity to acids and bitters and, MOST importantly, SLOWS down the entry of HARMFUL chemicals. Slippery Elm Bark can reduce the PAIN of ulcers and eventually HEAL them by restoring NORMAL Mucus coating to irritated tissues!
When applied externally, Slippery Elm Bark has been shown to have EXTRAORDINARY healing properties!! The Mucilage penetrates wounds and covers them. Impurities are drawn out of abscesses and ulcers. Slippery Elm Bark reportedly has the ability to grow NEW cells to repair tissues! The NEW cells form FRESH skin which readily forms over sores and QUICKENS the HEALING process!!
It has been reported (1) that Tumors are reduced in Female Organs when a Suppository made with Water and a Powder made from Slippery Elm Bark is used! Inflammation of the Vagina and Uterus have been relieved with a Douche consisting of a Decoction of the Slippery Elm Bark. Slippery Elm Bark also produces an ANTIOBIOTIC and ANTIMICROBIAL effect!
One of the PRIME properties of Slippery Elm does NOT get mentioned in the above article, which was copied verbatim (pages 82 to 83) from the book: "The Essiac Report - Canada's Remarkable Unknown Cancer Remedy" by Richard Thomas.
It is the following: Slippery Elm is ANTI-PARASITIC! (2)

(1) Back to Eden - Jethro Kloss
(2) Health Handbook - A Family Guide to Health, Page 204 - Louise Tenny, M.H.
(3) How To Be Your Own Herbal Pharmacist - Linda Rector-Page N.D., Ph.D.
(4) Naturopathic Handbook of Herbal Formulas - Herbal Research Publications Inc.