Ulmus fulva Common name: Slippery elm
Parts used: Inner bark
Medicinal actions: Demulcent, emollient, expectorant, diuretic, astringent, anti-inflammatory, nutritive.
Medicinal use: Ulmus is useful in gastritis, PUD, enteritis, colitis, diarrhea. Through reflex action, it is a respiratory soothing expectorant (especially in spasmodic coughs) and a urinary soothing diuretic. Used as a soothing food in convalesence.
Pharmacy: Decoction: Mix 1 part powder to 8 parts water (mix the powder with small amount cold water initially to insure the mixing); bring to boil and simmer for 10-15 minutes; 1/2 cup TID. Poultice: Mix the powder with enough boiling water to make a paste.
Toxicity: Safe herb/food