Why You Should Try Slippery Elm Bark For Digestive Issues!

Why You Should Try Slippery Elm Bark For Digestive Issues!

Do you struggle with leaky gut, food intolerance's, psoriasis, constipation, diarrhoea or other skin and digestive issues? Are looking for a natural remedy, as opposed to using dangerous steroid creams or toxic medications? If so, you must try slippery elm.

Slippery elm has been used as an herbal remedy in North America since the 19th century, because it’s been shown to treat a number of digestive issues.

What makes it so great? It contains antioxidants (making it a great remedy for wounds, burns, boils, psoriasis and other external skin conditions) and also mucilage, a substance that becomes a slick gel when mixed with water. This mucilage coats and soothes the mouth, throat, stomach and intestines, making it ideal for sore throat, cough, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), diverticulitis and diarrhea. Plus, it’s been even used to treat skin disease and even breast cancer.

It also may help protect against ulcers and excess acidity in the body because it causes reflux stimulation of nerve endings in the gastrointestinal tract, and that reaction leads to increased mucus secretion. Not only does this help most people, but it can actually give much relief to your dog and cat too!


* Cough
* Sore Throat
* Chron's Disease
* Breast Cancer
* External Skin Conditions
* Ulcerative Colitis
* Irritable Bowel Syndromoe
* Diarrhea
* Constipation


1. It Reduces The Severity Of Psoriasis Symptoms

Slippery elm is known to help patients with psoriasis, which there is no cure for. Studies in those who suffer from psoriasis found that slippery elm is a beneficial addition to any psoriasis diet treatment, as it has the ability to naturally improve the condition.

2. It Improves Digestive Problems

Slippery elm comes in handy when you’re battling digestive problems, including constipation, bloating, diarrhoea and issues with IBS. Studies have shown that subjects experiencing digestive problems reported reduced bloating, abdominal pain and IBS symptoms after using slippery elm.

3. It Can Aid In Weight Loss

Thanks to slippery elm’s ability to improve digestion, it can also aid in weight loss. In a study performed at New York Chiropractic College, participants consumed healthy meals along with a cleanse supplementation containing slippery elm and several other ingredients. A few weeks into the study, participants noted reductions in weight, along with lower cholesterol levels.

4. It Can Help Lower Stress And Anxiety Levels

Like many plants, slippery elm contains phenolics. These are aromatic benzene ring compounds that provide protection against stress. Studies have shown that herbs containing phenolics are a great natural option for relieving stress and anxiety.

5. It Can Be Used In Breast Cancer Treatment

Since breast cancer is a major cause of morbidity, mortality and medical expenditures among women, slippery elm has become a go-to for many women battling it. It was first promoted as an option to treat breast cancer, including DCIS, in the 1920s. It’s the inner bark of slippery elm, Ulmus fulva or U. rubra, that has become one of the more popular herbal remedies for breast cancer treatment, secondary prevention, improving quality of life and controlling negative side effects of conventional breast cancer treatment.

Though more studies need to be conducted, slippery elm, when combined with certain herbs such as burdock root, Indian rhubard and sheep sorrel, may improve conditions for women with breast cancer and improve depression, anxiety and fatigue. Because it has immune-boosting benefits and anti-inflammatory effects, it may help relieve pain associated with breast cancer, and it’s most common to find slippery elm in herbal tea mixtures and herbal dietary supplements.


Look for slippery elm at Pete's Organic Market to add to your food, and in particular, bone broth! Have you tried the Bone Broth Challenge yet? This could be the solution to all your digestive problems!

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