Slippery Elm

R268.00

This is a digestive aid which may also aid with weight loss and skin conditions 

Slippery Elm capsules

Contents:
90 vegan capsules, no additives, non irradiated
Each capsule contains 480mg

Suggested dosage :
1 – 2 Capsules daily unless otherwise directed by a practitioner

 

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Benefits:
If you struggle with constipation, diarrhea or other digestive issues, it’s worth trying slippery elm.
This is an herbal remedy used  the 19th century and which has been shown to treat a number of digestive issues.
It contains mucilage, a substance that becomes a slick gel when mixed with water. This mucilage coats and soothes the mouth, throat, stomach and intestines, making it ideal for sore throats, coughs, gastroesophageal reflux diseases, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), diverticulitis and diarrhea.

Slippery elm - Dr. Axe

Benefits:
1. Helps improve digestive function.  May protect against ulcers and excess acidity in the intestinal tract.
Has been found to help with diarrhoea and diverticulitis
2.  Possible weight loss aid, when comined with a correct eating pattern.
3.  Reported to help with skin conditions such as Psoriasis.
4. A great remedy for wounds, burns, boils and other external skin conditions triggered by inflammation.

Other thoughts:
Does slippery elm have side effects?
Though slippery elm is usually well-tolerated, some supplements containing this herb may trigger side effects in some people, such as nausea, increased bowel movements, frequent urination, swollen glands, skin blemishes, flu-like symptoms and slight headaches.

Because it coats the digestive tract, it may slow down the absorption of other drugs or herbs. To prevent drug interactions, it may be best to take slippery elm two hours before or after other herbs or medications you may be taking.

Slippery elm should only be given to children under the supervision of a knowledgeable practitioner.

Herbal medicines can trigger allergic reactions, including skin rashes, among people who are sensitive to their effects. Therefore, use caution and check with your health care provider, especially if you are pregnant, breastfeeding or using other medications.

Is it safe to take slippery elm every day? Like other herbs, it’s best to take breaks from using it periodically. Try taking it for several weeks, then taking several weeks off before starting again if necessary.

For your Pets
Slippery Elm Bark is the inner bark of the slippery elm tree which is not only packed with nutrients but has wonderful lubricating and anti-inflammatory properties.
Slippery Elm’s is a soothing product lubricates the digestive tract.
Use when your pet has an upset stomach for example as a result of a change in food may cause a temporary GI upset or as a result of tension or a change in a daily routine or going on a trip.
In cases of diarrhoea consider slippery elm to ease the symptoms, along with a probiotic.
For severe, acute GI problems consult your veterinarian promptly.

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