Slippery elm is one of the greatest herbs in the world but very few have ever heard of it. I’m not surprised. The unholy alliance Big Pharma has with the U.S. government is well and strong. They want to stifle the public becoming aware of inexpensive medicinal herbs that could actually cure them of their ailments. Health problems like acid reflux or of stomach ulcers could become a thing of the past through medicinal herbs like slippery elm.
In a very literal way, the billions the government and public pays for health care could be dramatically reduced if medicinal herbs were recommended by medical practitioners, but I wouldn’t hold my breath waiting for that to happen.
Let’s talk about slippery elm. This remarkable herb helps soothe and heal not only when taken internally but when used externally as a poultice. It has an abundance of mucilage that soothes, strengthens, and disperses inflammation. It is remarkably healing and soothing to irritated and inflamed flesh and as such is useful for the treatment of wounds, various skin eruptions and burns.
The spectrum of medicinal uses where this herb not only soothes but heals is nothing short of astonishing.
Here is a list of some of its multi-faceted medicinal uses:
- Acid reflux
- Stomach ulcers
- Chronic constipation (when combined with psyllium seed)
- Skin eruptions like boils, carbuncles, abscesses
- Poison ivy (will relieve and heal when used as a poultice)
- Vaginal irritation
- Burns, e.g., sunburn, regular burns, any kind of burns really
- Sore throat
- Gangrenous wounds or sores
- Painful urination
This list is by no means comprehensive. Slippery elm is a powerful “demulcent” or soothing herb that comes from the bark of to the slippery elm tree. The powder is taken from the inner bark, ideally from trees that are older than 10 years of age. Its botanical name is Ulmus fulva and it comes from the Ulmaceae or the elm family.
As you can see from the above bullet list, slippery elm has a diverse range of medicinal uses. Essentially think of the health benefits of slippery elm this way: where there is something on the human body that needs to be nourished, soothed and healed at the same time, think slippery elm.
This means it is ideally for healing inflamed fleshy surfaces like ulcers, which I have intimate personal knowledge of, sunburns, inflamed mucous membranes, poison ivy, boils, skin diseases, inflamed bowel syndrome, etc.
Let’s compare this herb with a typical allopathic remedy for acid reflux disease. Specifically, why don’t we do an honest comparison of the inexpensive price of slippery elm with the pharmaceutical drugs Prilosec and Nexium side by side?
First, both the herb and the drug’s proponents claim to it does the same thing.
The drugs are promoted as new miracle cures for millions of people and are major money makers for their drug companies. Ever hear of the drug Prilosec? After it was released to the gullible public, Prilosec, the original “Purple Pill” for heartburn, became the #1 selling prescription drug for senior citizens in the world. Want to guess how much money this “miracle drug” Prilosec earns its manufacturer AstraZeneca? Try $6 billion dollars per year. That’s billion with a b.
When the patent on Prilosec expired, its maker, AstraZeneca, moved forward on a $500 million marketing campaign to move consumers to Nexium, the next Purple Pill. To say that they make money on this drug is an understatement. You don’t spend $500 million on an advertisement/marketing campaign unless it will make that much and more in profits. And it is profitable.
How about slippery elm’s cost? A 100 capsule supply of slippery elm capsules will run you $9 to $16. A 16-ounce bag of slippery elm powder will run you anywhere from $20 to $26. I’ve seen ads for Nexium that charge $130 for 100 pills. (I’ve actually seen it as high as $162 for a 30 pills.)
Paying even $25 to $90 per month for one pill that never cures but moderates the problem is not a cure. It’s a stopgap measure at best. It’s insane. SlipperyElm bark is an all natural cure for acid reflux and ulcers. I’ve had two ulcers that slippery elm helped not only soothe on a daily basis but to actually heal. Imagine that.
Western medicine is a great blessing to mankind with its research and emergency care but they have a demonstrably terrible record at actually curing people of disease.
In summary, this herb is a great gift to mankind but sadly mankind is not wise enough to use it, or are simply ignorant of its virtues. Most herbal cures are very inexpensive but the U.S. government and the pharmaceutical companies don’t want people to know about these all-natural cures for if these cures were released or made public knowledge, $6 billion profit centers would virtually disappear and with it, its inherent tax income. So, if you have an ulcer or acid reflux or something that is inflamed or injured, slippery elm can help.