A native of North America, this member of the elm family finds its home in wet forests. The North American Indians first discovered the healing properties of this bark. They found that when the bark comes into contact with water it forms a gummy substance called mucilage. They then used the mucilage to soothe and heal wounds. They also used it as a tea to help with internal complaints.

Discover more about the folklore, energetics, and modern uses of this healing herb below.

Energetics And Folklore

Energetically, this herb is cooling and moistening, making it great at soothing hot and inflamed conditions. It also soothes emotionally, easing away the lies told by a jealous person. It has been used to keep away gossip and lies.

Looking for a collection of healing herbs to store? Browse our selection of healing herbs from our herbal pharmacy here.

Slippery Elm: Modern Uses

Slippery Elm is used for a wide variety of purposes, including:

  • Soothing a sore throat and easing coughs.
  • To help relieve digestive upsets, relieving irritation, and inflammation.
  • Helping to heal irritation in the throat with acid reflux.
  • Aids in the healing of wounds.
  • Reduces inflammation in the gut.
  • Helps to nourish and restore a damaged gut.
  • Helps to relieve constipation.
  • Supports bladder health.

There are really lots of healing herbs around us and it really helps that we store them in our homes. If you’re looking for more herbal healing products, check what we have prepared for you.

Katherine Knott

Katherine is a certified naturopath and the founding director of Acorn and Oak.   She began studying Naturopathy when she was 18 years old and has practiced in both Melbourne and rural Victoria.  She has also studied 2 1/2 years of nursing and midwifery, but decided that she was happier to work with women as […]

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Nicki Stewart

Nicki has always been drawn to Holistic Health and she follows in her mother’s footsteps who is a Reflexologist and Natural Therapist. Nicki was inspired to study Herbal Medicine after attending one of Dr. Sandi Rogers’ (Naturopath, Director of National College of Traditional Medicine and former President of Australian Traditional Medicine Society) seminars on ‘Fruits […]

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Alyce Beaton

Alyce is qualified naturopath in Ballarat who loves supporting people on their health journey. Alyce believes optimising and restoring health first and foremost begins with food as medicine and creating healthy lifestyle habits. She is passionate about providing a safe, non judgement environment and endeavours to support her clients with strategies they can implement into […]

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