Slippery Elm - Herbal Treatments

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Slippery Elm - Herbal Treatments

Post by Katy on Sun Oct 02, 2011 10:26 am

Slippery Elm



Parts Used:
Inner bark, which should be collected in the spring or fall. The tree is native to Eastern Canada and the United States.

Other Names:
Red elm, Indian elm, sweet elm, ulme, orme, olmo, rotulme

Traditional Uses:

CAUTION NOTE: No evidence, published research or relevant trials could be found - not just by me but by knowledgeable practitioners. As poultry use information could not be found, here is some anecdotal comments regarding human use.

* Traditionally used by Native Americans for treatment of gastrointestinal troubles, including gastritis, gastric ulcer, colitis, and irritable bowel.

* Used topically for wounds and skin problems. Can be made into a poultice for skin inflammation, burns, wounds, as an eyewash for styes and other eye problems.

* Used for upper respiratory tract irritations, sore throat, tracheitis, bronchitis, and dry cough.

* Is said to be used for cystitis, urethritis, and other inflammatory disorders of the urinary tract.

Dosage for Small Animals:

Dried herb: 50-400mg/kg, divided daily (optimally, TID[3 times daily]) added to moist food
Infusion of powder: 5g per cup of cold water, administered at a rate of 1/4 to 1/2 cup per 10kg, divided daily (optimally, TID)
Tincture (in 25%-30% ethanol) 1:2-1:3: 1.0-2.0 mL per 10kg, divided daily (optimally, TID) and diluted or combined with other herbs. Higher doses may be appropriate if the herb is used singly and is not combined in a formula.

Clinical Actions:
Demulcent (forms a soothing film), emollient, antitussive, astringent, nutritive, laxative.

Toxicity Information:
Possible allergic reactions including contact dermatitis and urticaria (skin rash/hives) possible.

Contraindications:
Known allergy

Drug Interactions:
As with any soluble fibre, absorption of drugs from the gut may be altered if they are administered simultaneously.

Source: Wynn, S.G. & Fougere, B.J. (2007) Veterinary Herbal Medicine. Mosby Elsevier. Sydney

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