SLIPPERY ELM (Inner Bark) Organically wild harvested for a guarantee of quality and sustainability, our Slippery Elm powder is the best we could find anywhere. Slippery Elm is a complete food in itself with a terrific range of nutrients. Its most common use is as a supplement to ease digestive problems - it is an outstandingly effective demulcent, to the extent that it is recognised as a medicine in the USA where the slippery elm tree grows wild.
A demulcent is a substance that relieves irritation and inflammation of the mucous membranes by forming a protective film – it basically creates a bandage to protect inflamed gut tissue, whether that's an ulcery tummy or an inflamed hind gut. Its abilities in this area come from the high concentration in the inner bark of mucilage, a soluble fibre which forms a slick gel when it's eaten. Slippery Elm also stimulates mucus production in the gut which helps to protect the gastrointestinal tract against ulcers and excess acidity. Add to that its high antioxidant capacity and overall nutrient profile - its multiple benefits make it a valuable ingredient.
We use Slippery Elm in the following product: