Slippery Elm Bark Cut & Sifted

[ 1947 ]
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European settlers learned how to use slippery elm bark from Native Americas, who used water-soaked strips as bandages. The dried herb is also traditionally prepared as tea, alone or in combination with chamomile, mint or other herbs.

Slippery elm bark is also used to make infused oils, tinctures and liquid extracts.

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information at a glance

approximate cups to one pound17
originunited states
active compoundsTannins, Mucilage, Starch
plant part usedbark
processingcut & sifted

buying & keeping

general guidelines and tips

storage tipsStore in an airtight container in a cool, dark cabinet or pantry.
appearance & aromaFibrous and woody.


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cosmeticInfuse in oil to make salves and lotions.
decorativeAdds textural interest to botanical displays.
culinaryUse in tea blends in combination with other herbs.

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slippery elm bark

Has a mild, pleasant flavor. Blends well with licorice root, marshmallow root and peppermint.

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slippery elm bark

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what else you should know

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slippery elm bark

Slippery elm

is a tree that is native to North America. It is especially common in the Appalachian Mountain region. Because it can reach a height of more than 50 feet, it’s considered a shade-producing tree. Slippery elm is also quite hardy. Left undisturbed, the tree can live as long as 200 years.

The “slippery” part of the common name comes from the mucilaginous lining of the bark, which is the only part of the tree harvested. Native Americans applied the freshly shredded pith as bandages and made infusions from the dried material. The demulcent qualities of the mucilage provides a protective film for irritated, inflamed tissue, both internally and externally.

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