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Slippery elm: soothing bark

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Slippery elm (Ulmus fulva/Ulmus rubra) bark is a traditional Native American remedy also known as red elm, Indian elm, moose elm and sweet elm. The slippery elm tree is native to eastern Canada and eastern and central US, where it’s found most commonly in the Appalachian Mountains. In the 19th century, it was officially recognised in the American Pharmacopoeia.

Historically, North American Indians and early settlers used the inner bark of the slippery elm not

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