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Slippery Elm Powder (Ulmus fulva)

Slippery Elm Powder (Ulmus fulva)

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A herbal food supplement to support the gastrointestinal tract

A herbal food supplement containing pure, sustainably-sourced, powdered slippery elm bark. This is a nutritious food supplement traditionally included in the diets of invalids and the elderly. It is also a soothing supplement that may be enjoyed by those prone to issues with stomach acidity or irritable gut conditions. 


100g / 250g / 1kg Pouch. Not currently available to customers in the EU.

Vegetarians and vegans.

Made from pure Ulmus fulva (Slippery Elm Bark) powder.

Mix one or two teaspoons into a paste with a little cold water, add hot milk or water to make 1 cupful, and flavour to taste, and drink before it thickens. Some people prefer to take it 15 minutes before a meal.

You can also make a gruel by pouring 2 cups boiling water over slippery elm powder ( from 2g (1 tbsp) to 4 g (2 tbsp) of powdered bark, then steep for 3 to 5 minutes. Drink 3 times per day.

In 1898, a tablespoonful of the powder would be boiled in a pint of fresh milk, to provide "a nourishing diet for infants weaned from the breast, preventing the bowel complaints to which they are subject, and rendering them fat and healthy" (Felter & Lloyd's Kings Dispensatory).

Not all herbs are suitable in pregnancy, breastfeeding or for young children, or if you are unwell, have health concerns or an ongoing illness. If in doubt, please ask us, your medical herbalist or healthcare practitioner. If you are taking any medication, please speak to your healthcare practitioner before using this product. Discontinue use and consult a doctor if adverse reactions occur. This product should not be used as a substitute for a varied and balanced diet or lifestyle. 

If you are over 60 years of age, giving this to a child under 6 years old, or you are unsure if this product is suitable, please speak to us, or your healthcare practitioner, before using this product. Similar products have occasionally caused stomach discomfort or bloating. Ensure you always take with a full 250ml glass of water. However, if a side effect is experienced please let us know. Take this supplement at least 1 hour away from any medication.

Keep in a cool, dry place away from direct sunlight. Keep out of reach of children.

Pouches: Packaged in a biodegradable stand-up resealable pouch. Made with 45% - 60% renewable wood pulp starch. When placed into a composting environment the pouches will biodegrade to compost within 3 months.

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