Slippery Elm (Ulmus Rubra) is an American deciduous tree, where it grows to over 50 feet tall.
The stem is covered with a dark-brown, rough, furrowed outer bark and a whitish, aromatic inner bark. It is the inner bark (not the whole bark) that is used medicinally.
When Slippery Elm bark comes into contact with liquids it begins to turn the liquid into a gel, which has numerous medicinal properties. The fibrous gel that is secreted by the bark has a very soothing effect on the bowel and throat, it expands and coats these areas of the body, cooling inflamed membranes.
Modern herbalism imparts the properties of Slippery Elm as being a good remedy for IBS, gastro-oesophageal reflux, diarrhoea, constipation, haemorrhoids and inflammation of the respiratory tract.
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BENIFITS: There are a number of actions that contribute to Slippery Elm being a very useful herbal remedy for bowel complaints. The effects the bark has on the body in various applications are thought to be a demulcent, an emollient, nutrient, bulk laxative and prebiotic.
Analysis of the inner bark of the Slippery Elm by Gene Spiller in 1981 revealed a unique collection of water-soluble and water-insoluble fibres as well as polysaccharides, tannins and lignin. The fibrous gel that is secreted by the bark has a very soothing effect on the bowel and throat. It expands and coats these areas of the body by cooling inflamed membranes.
Modern herbalism, imparts the properties for Slippery Elm as being a good remedy for IBS, gastro-oesophageal reflux, diarrhea, constipation, haemorrhoids and inflammation of the respiratory tract. Research has also shown that Slippery Elm could also help in replacing beneficial bacteria to the intestine as well as externally as a topical treatment for boils, abscesses, small cuts, abrasions and burns.
This is the Highest Quality Slippery Elm Powder for Pets on the market and does not contain any Fillers, Additives or Wheat. We have sourced this Slippery Elm Powder for the last 30 years and this has always been 100% pure.
Here are 3 ways Slippery Elm Powder can help ease your dog’s discomfort:
Slippery Elm is recommended for acute cases of diarrhea, as well as for conditions like colitis and stomach irritations. The herb helps these digestive ailments by reducing inflammation and lubricating the digestive tract with the help of the mucilage, or oily secretions that make up Slippery Elm Powder. To treat sudden cases of diarrhea, you can employ fasting, feed bland food, supplementing probiotics along with Slippery Elm to ease symptoms.
It might seem strange that Slippery Elm can help two seemingly opposite conditions like diarrhea and constipation… but, well, we told you it was a wonder herb, didn’t we? This is because of Slippery Elm’s soothing, lubricating properties, the herb can help to relieve and even prevent constipation.
Much in the same way Slippery Elm reduces inflammation and lubricates the digestive tract, it works to help the upper respiratory system, making it of great benefit in easing discomforts from painful coughing associated with conditions like kennel cough and bronchitis.
How to use:
Dosage: Give a ¼ tsp of powder for every 10 lbs of body weight. Mix the powder into food or some yogurt (we recommend to use Sheep's or Goat's yogurt as cows milk yogurt has lactose and some cats/dogs can have problems digesting the lactose.)
If there are any adverse affects you should contact you local veterinary clinic.
ALWAYS MAKE SURE YOUR PET HAS ACCESSS TO CLEAN FRESH WATER.
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