The digestive system is a complicated system that can be disrupted by disease, diet and emotional stress. Digestive problems often result in symptoms such as bloating, diarrhea, gas, stomach pain and stomach cramps. Common digestive problems such as heartburn, irritable bowel syndrome and constipation cause a lot of people to suffer and limits their quality of life.
Digestive complaints represent more than just an irritation or a pain. Digestive symptoms indicate that your digestive system is not functioning optimally and that means you are probably not absorbing all the nutrients you should be absorbing from your food. You can see why proper digestive tract functioning is fundamental to good health.
Keeping the Digestive System Safe
Slippery Elm Bark is a herb from the inner part of the elm bark and its inner bark secretes in abundance a gummy-like substance when moistened with water. The ointment produced is one of the most valuable remedies in herbal practice because its strengthening and healing properties. It has been used as a remedy in North America for centuries. Native Americans have taken it orally to relieve coughs, sore throats, diarrhea, and stomach problems.
The Food and Drug Administration has already recognised Slippery Elm Bark as a non-prescription demulcent (soothing agent) that can be taken internally. It is a very safe, gentle and allergen free.
Health benefits of Slippery Elm Bark
Relieving gastric irritation and neutralising stomach acidity
- With its soothing and softening properties, Slippery Elm Bark acts as an excellent buffer against irritation and inflammation. It is especially beneficial to individuals who experience gastric pain, gastritis and stomach ulcers.
Soothing the lining of the digestive tract
- Acting as a lubricant for your bowel, slippery Elm Bark’s therapeutic qualities treats conditions such as constipation, diarrhea, digestion problems and irritation of the colon and intestines.
Cleansing the internal body
- Slippery Elm Bark assists in regulating the intestinal flora as well as eliminating toxins and impurities from the body. It also helps to absorb foul and excessive gasses.
Relieving Respiratory problems
- Slippery Elm Bark’s soothing action helps to alleviate irritation, sore throat, dryness of lungs and is especially good for treating cough.