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Slippery Elm

Slippery Elm (Ulmas fulva)
The inner bark of Slippery Elm is used to heal diarrhea in people, horses, dogs, even cats. It will soothe inflamed tissues. A decoction will heal a sore throat, calm irritated skin and rashes, cool and relieve hemorrhoids (externally and by drinking the liquid) and help heal tumors both internal and external.
 
Slippery Elm is a premiere ulcer remedy, is high in protein and the B-complex vitamins and has small amounts of magnesium (the miraculous mineral for heart, lung, muscle, nerve and brain health).
 
It has been used for Asthma; Diarrhea and Constipation both (!); Renal Problems, Coughs and even Tuberculosis/Appendicitis/Pneumonia/Whooping Cough, some very serious conditions.
 
For horses, it can be fed powdered in a really wet mash to heal the digestive tract, lungs and kidneys/bladder. One quarter cup daily for 10 days can have remarkable results. For dogs, a teaspoon, up to one heaping tablespoon of the powdered bark (according to weight) added to soaked food once daily for 7 days is a common dose. Cats can have 1/2 to a full teaspoon if quite large, fed once a day for a week. You can simmer the bark for 20 minutes and feed the decoction to the animals. This liquid is best for humans, drink a cup full twice daily for 3 to 7 days.