Slippery Elm Powder (Ulmus fulva)

By Napiers


A herbal food supplement to support the gastrointestinal tract

A herbal food supplement containing pure, sustainably-sourced, powdered slippery elm bark. This is a nutritious food supplement traditionally included in the diets of invalids and the elderly. It is also a soothing supplement that may be enjoyed by those prone to issues with stomach acidity or irritable gut conditions.


In 1898, a tablespoonful of the powder would be boiled in a pint of fresh milk, to provide "a nourishing diet for infants weaned from the breast, preventing the bowel complaints to which they are subject, and rendering them fat and healthy" (Felter & Lloyd's Kings Dispensatory).

Vegetarians and vegans.

Mix one or two teaspoons into a paste with a little cold water, add hot milk or water to make 1 cupful, and flavour to taste, and drink before it thickens. Some people prefer to take it 15 minutes before a meal. You can also make a gruel by pouring 2 cups boiling water over slippery elm powder ( from 2g (1 tbsp) to 4 g (2 tbsp) of powdered bark, then steep for 3 to 5 minutes. Drink 3 times per day.
Made from pure Ulmus fulva (Slippery Elm Bark) powder.
100g and 250g
Not all herbs are suitable in pregnancy, breastfeeding or for young children, or if you are unwell, or taking any medication. If in doubt, please ask us, your medical herbalist or healthcare practitioner. If you are over 60 years of age, giving this to a child under 6 years old, or you are unsure if this product is suitable, please speak to us, or your healthcare practitioner, before using this product. Similar products have occasionally caused stomach discomfort or bloating. Ensure you always take with a full 250ml glass of water. However, if a side effect is experienced please let us know. Take this supplement at least 1 hour away from any medication.

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Napiers the Herbalists was founded by Duncan Napier, a Victorian botanist and the most famous herbalist in Scotland.