Slippery Elm Powder
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.
How to take it
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 before each 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.
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).
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