December 07, 2022

Slippery Elm 1:1 (Ulmus Rubra)


Slippery elm is an excellent demulcent herb used for the gastrointestinal tract


5-11 mls per day, 40-80 mls per week

Parts Used:


Main Actions:

  • Demulcent
  • Emollient
  • Laxative

Key Indications:

Gastritis, peptic ulcer (take before meals), gastro-oesophageal reflux (take after means and before bed)

Ulcerative colitis, irritable bowel syndrome, constipation, diverticulosis, gastrointestinal inflammation

Haemorrhoids or anal fissure (to soften the stool, higher doses required)

To modify bowel flora

Major Safety Issues:

Take with plenty of water

Contraindicated in intestinal obstruction

Take at least 2 hours away from prescribed drugs