Slippery Elm Powder 80g
Slippery elm powder comes from the Slippery Elm Tree which is native to eastern Canada and the eastern and central United States. Its name refers to the slippery feeling of the inner bark when it is chewed or mixed with water. The inner bark (not the whole bark) is used as medicine.
Slippery elm is a demulcent, emollient and detoxifying agent as well as a health tonic and laxative. When slippery elm preparations are taken internally, they cause reflex stimulation of nerve endings in the GI tract, leading to mucus secretion. This may be the reason they are effective for protection against stomach ulcers, colitis, diverticulitis, gut inflammation, and acidity. Slippery elm also is useful for diarrhea, constipation, hemorrhoids, irritable bowel syndrome, and to expel tapeworms. It also has been used to treat cystitis and urinary inflammations.
This calming powder is traditionally used to create soothing balms for skin irritations, burns and wounds. It is created from the bark of the Slippery Elm tree, which has soothing and anti-inflammatory properties.
How to Use:
Stir 1 to 2 teaspoons of Slippery Elm Powder into a large glass of cold or warm water or your favourite juices and smoothies. This powder will not dissolve but instead will be ‘suspended’ in a slightly gelatinous form. Slippery elm can also be added to quinoa or oat porridge; nut, coconut or dairy milk with muesli; stewed fruit and yoghurt.
Combine with smoothie bowls and chia puddings. To make a hot herbal tea, add about 1 tablespoon of Slippery Elm to 1 cup of boiling water. Let stand for 3 – 5 minutes, add sliced lemon and enjoy this soothing brew.
Store in an airtight container in a cool, dry place, away from direct sunlight. Refrigeration recommended in warm climates.