Ulmus fulva

Ulmus fulva                                        Common name:  Slippery elm

Family: Ulmaceae

Parts used:  Inner bark

Constituents:  Mucilage

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

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