Slippery elm is a tree that grows in North America. The bark has been used to ease digestion and cold-like symptoms. Slippery elm can be taken as pill, powder, or extract. It can also be made into a tea.Dosages
There are no advised doses for slippery elm.
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It may be safe to take slippery elm in small doses for a short time. Not enough studies have been done to say whether it is safe to take for a long period. It is also not known whether it is safe to take by women who are pregnant or breastfeeding.
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Eric Hurwitz, DC
Last Updated: 3/27/2020