Slippery ElmUlmus rubra, Ulmus fulva
The dried inner bark of the slippery-elm tree was a favorite of many Native American tribes, and was subsequently adopted by European colonists. Like
What Is Slippery Elm Used for Today?
Slippery elm has not been scientifically studied to any significant extent. It's primarily used today as a cough lozenge, widely available in pharmacies. Based on its soothing properties, slippery elm is also sometimes recommended for treating irritable bowel syndrome
Suck cough lozenges as needed. For internal use, a typical dose is 500 to 1,000 mg of 3 times daily.
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