Free Herbal Medicines


   Black Pepper
   Calamus Root
   Cayenne Pepper
   Fennel Seeds
   Golden Seal
   Hawthorn Berries
   Hibiscus Flowers
   Irish Moss
   Juniper Berries
   Mug Wort
   Poppy Seeds
   Prickly Ash
   Red Clover
   Rose Flowers

Slippery Elm

Pan Used: inner bark

Energetics: sweet/ cooling/ sweet VP- K and Ama+

Tissues: mainly plasma

Systems: respiratory, digestive

Actions: nutritive tonic, demulcent, expectorant, emollient, mild astringent

Indications: debility, convalescence, ulcers, hyperacidity, skin eruptions, burns, lung hemorrhage, weakness of lungs

Precautions: severe lung congestion, edema, high Kapha, high Ama

Preparation: decoction, powder (500 mg to 2 gms), powder, gruel, paste, milk decoction

SLIPPERY ELM is a highly nutritive, tonic herbal food for conditions of tissue deficiency. It helps rebuild the plasma element of the body, and helps restore the mucous membranes, particularly of the lungs and stomach. As such, it is good for recovery from chronic lung ailments, for desiccated lung tissue, dryness in the lungs, and for soothing and healing ulcerated membranes and surfaces.

Slippery elm is heavy, it may be hard to digest, and may promote congestion. As such, it is often wise to combine it with small amounts of spices such as cinnamon, cloves or ginger, or to sweeten it with honey. As a tonic, it can be decocted in milk, or with comfrey root and small amounts of licorice. For ulceration and hyperacidity, it can be used with small amounts of bitter stomachics, like gentian. Externally, the paste can be used to soothe bums, relieve inflammation and heal damaged tissue.

   Sesame Seeds
   Slippery Elm
   Solomon's Seal
   Wild Cherry Bark
   Yellow Dock

Herbal Medicines || Contact Us ||

Bookmark This Page:

Copyright © All Rights Reserved.

Disclaimer - The authors of this site are neither licensed physicians nor scientists. The information on is not intended for the use of diagnosing any disease, condition or prescribing any treatment whatsoever. It is offered for informational use only. We will not be liable for any complications, or other medical accidents arising from the use of any information on this web site. Always consult a medical professional regarding any health problem.