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Herbal Education: Slippery Elm

Slippery elm, also known as red elm, is a medium-sized tree native to North America. Slippery elm is a mucilaceous herb that has been used as a remedy in North America for centuries.  Slippery Elm contains a substance that becomes a slick gel when mixed with water. This mucilage causes reflux stimulation of nerve endings in the gastrointestinal tract, increasing mucous production which coats and soothes the mucous membranes and digestive tract. In addition to mucilage, slippery elm is also quite high in antioxidants, making it a great remedy for relieving inflammatory bowel conditions such as gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), diverticulitis and chronic diarrhea. Our Vegi Plus formula was created using slippery elm as a base for a...

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