Slippery Elm (Ulmas fulva)
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
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.
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