Blooms Slippery Elm Bark
Each gram contains:
Slippery Elm (Ulmus rubra) bark powder
Prepared using premium powder 1 g
Free of gluten, yeast, milk derivatives, salt, lactose, artificial colour, flavour and preservatives
A pleasant tasting way to settle an acidic or irritated stomach.
For added convenience, Blooms Slippery Elm bark is also available in 750mg tablet form in a bottle of 70 tablets.
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.
Blooms Slippery Elm bark powder is a traditional ﾑmucilaginousﾒ 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 that it swells in the intestine, helping to initiate a bowel movement. It is important to drink plenty of water, especially if using it for this effect.
Slippery Elm bark can also be used as a soothing demulcent to the digestive tract and can relieve both constipation and diarrhoea.
Cautions & Interactions
If symptoms persist for more than 48 hours, consult a healthcare professional.
In the 19th Century Elm Bark lozenges were recommended for professional singers with the advertorial, ﾓSing better with slippery elmﾔ due to the soothing action of slippery elm on irritated mucous membranes.
Directions for use
Adults only: Mix one or two 5 ml teaspoonfuls of Blooms Slippery Elm 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 1-3 times daily or as directed. Drink plenty of water.