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Slippery Elm can be used as a tea, tincture, capsule or topical preparation. Instructions for each are listed below and an instructional sheet is Included with each purchase. This requires making a final product yourself, please see supplies and instructions below.
Using Slippery Elm
Slippery Elm mucilage can decrease how much medicine the body absorbs. Take slippery elm at least 1 hour after other medications if necessary. Waiting will give the medication the opportunity to be absorbed.
Instructions for Use
- Tea: Bring 1 to 2 cups (6 to 12oz) of filtered or distilled water to a boil. Pour it over 1 to 2 tablespoons (2 to 4 grams) or powdered slippery elm in a mug. Steep for 3 minutes, then stir the mixture. Can be served hot or cold, with or without a sweetener such as honey. Will thicken as it cools. This tea can be take up to four times daily as needed. If taking alongside Essiac tea, reduce to 3 times a day.
- Tincture: Visit this resource for instructions on making tinctures: https://just-t.com/blogs/just-tea-blog/how-to-make-a-tincture
- Capsules: Visit this resource for making Capsules: https://just-t.com/blogs/just-tea-blog/how-to-make-your-own-herbal-capsules
- Topically: Visit this resource for making a slippery elm salve: instructions: https://just-t.com/blogs/just-tea-blog/how-to-make-a-healing-salve
Safety and Precautions:
Consumption of slippery elm is considered safe and no side effects seem to occur. However, as a topical application it may cause skin irritation in those at risk of developing allergic reactions. There are no known interactions with foods.
We recommend you consult with a qualified health practitioner before using this product, particularly if you are pregnant, nursing or are on any medications. Keep out of reach from children.
Slippery Elm is not FDA tested and has not been FDA approved as a treatment or cure for any health problem, including cancer.