- Supports healthy digestion.
- Soothes the digestive tract.
- Helps maintain normal elimination.
- Absorbs toxins from the bowel.
Slippery elm has many names. You may also hear it called Moose Elm, Indian Elm and Red Elm. The main feature of this herb is that it contains lots of mucilage. Mucilage is slippery, and is made when polysaccharides mix with water in the body. Slippery elm is packed with nutrients which is why it was used as food during the Revolutionary War. During the winter at Vally Forge, George Washington and his men survived by eating gruel made with slippery elm.
Today, herbalists recommend slippery elm to help soothe the digestive system. It also works to quiet coughs and soothe sore throats thanks to its high mucilage content. Slippery elm can also be applied topically to the skin to treat certain conditions. This herb may also help absorb toxic materials from the bowel and promote normal bowel movements. Like all Nature’s Sunshine products, slippery elm capsules are made to the highest quality standards. There is 360 mg of slippery elm bark in each capsule.