This is what Slippery Elm can treat : When slippery elm preparations are taken internally, they cause reflex stimulation of nerve endings in the GI tract, leading to mucus secretion. 2 This may be the reason they are effective for protection against stomach ulcers, colitis, diverticulitis, gut inflammation, and acidity. Slippery elm is also useful for diarrhea, constipation, hemorrhoids, irritable bowel syndrome, and to expel tapeworms. It also has been used to treat cystitis and urinary inflammations. 2 , 3 , 4 , 7
The plant is also used as a lubricant to ease labor, 3 , 4 as a source of nutrition for convalescence or baby food preparations, 2 and for its activity against herpes and syphilis. 4 The tannins present are known to possess astringent actions. 7
It does also say "Generally, there are no known problems regarding toxicity of slippery elm or its constituents."
I guess it wouldn't hurt to try!
- Slippery Elm Information for Consumers
- Slippery Elm Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
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