IF YOU HAVENT HEARD OF SLIPPERY ELM & YOU HAVE GUT ISSUES- LISTEN UP!

Slippery what? I hear you say.

Slippery elm.

It is a tree (Ulmas rubra) and the powder is made from the bark of the tree.

Traditionally slippery elm has been used for hundreds of years for :

  • Externally: wounds, boils, ulcers, burns, and skin inflammation.

  • Soothing mucous membranes, including the digestive tract, urinary and respiratory tract.

I love using it for my patients suffering from digestive issues because of its soothing properties, fibre levels, and it’s anti-inflammatory actions. It coats the digestive tract, protecting it from aggravating a gens like certain foods, acids etc and soothes the entire digestive tract

For these reasons its fantastic for regulating bowels, reducing bloating and abdominal discomfort, and soothing heartburn.

The main digestive conditions that slippery elm can help with are:

  • Reflux

  • Diarrhoea - It swells to help make a more formed stool.

  • Constipation - It helps soften and bulk the stool.

  • Ideal for digestive ups, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Crohn’s and Ulcerative Colitis.

  • Improving the health of the gastrointestinal tract in general.

It’s also a fantastic pre-biotic, meaning that it helps feed good bacteria in the gut, allowing good gut health to be maintained.