A pleasant tasting way to settle an acidic or irritated stomach.
Henry Blooms Slippery Elm Bark powder is a traditional ‘mucilaginous’ remedy which has a soothing effect on the digestive system and may help to soothe an irritated or unsettled stomach and gastrointestinal tract. Mucilage is a complex mixture of polysaccharides extracted as a viscous or gelatinous fibre.
Slippery Elm is considered a bulk laxative as the mucilage absorbs water. The result of this is it swells in the intestine, helping to initiate a bowel movement. It is important to drink plenty of water, especially if using this product for this effect. Henry Blooms Slippery Elm Bark can also be used as a soothing demulcent to the digestive tract and can relieve both constipation and diarrhoea.
Each gram contains:
Slippery Elm (Ulmus rubra) bark powder
Prepared using premium powder 1 g (1000 mg)
No added gluten, wheat, yeast, animal products, lactose, milk derivatives, sugar, salt, artificial colours, flavours or preservatives.
Of all the herbs used medicinally, Slippery Elm Bark is one of the most well-known and frequently used. The slippery elm is a medium-sized tree native to North America. In order to be used for medicinal purposes, the inner bark is dried and powdered.
In the 19th Century Elm Bark lozenges were recommended for professional singers with the advertorial, “Sing better with slippery elm” due to the soothing action of slippery elm on irritated mucous membranes.
For powder: mix one 5 ml teaspoonful of Blooms Slippery Elm Bark powder into a smooth paste in half a cup of cold water. Fill the cup with hot water, stirring continuously. Honey or a sprinkling of cinnamon may be added to taste. Blooms Slippery Elm powder should be taken one to three times daily or as directed.
Drink plenty of water. If symptoms persist consult your healthcare practitioner. If diarrhoea persists for more than 6 hours in infants under 6 months, 12 hours in children under 3 years, 24 hours in children aged 3-6 or 48 hours in adults and children over 6 years, seek medical advice.