Slippery Elm

Arawyn’s favorite herb:

(Ulmus Fulva) Bark

Folk Names: Indian Elm, Moose Elm, Red Elm

Feminine/Saturn/Air

The kind I have is the shredded bark which smells like maple syrup to me.  The earlier colonists used the bark to treat coughs (it is still used in lozenges), sore throats, and even urinary tract infections. The Native Americans used the bark as a topically for cuts, boils, and cold sores. It became popular from treating bruises such as black eyes, and was also used on gunshot wounds during the American Revolution.

“Elm pollen is quite allergenic. The bark may also cause contact dermatitis in sensitive individuals (1)”.

Please do not take herbal remedies without talking with your doctor first.

Spell Uses

  • Halts Gossips
  • When wore around a child’s neck it gives a persuasive tongue when the child grows up

Thanks to references:

  1.  http://www.peoplespharmacy.com/archives/herb_library/slippery_elm.php
  2. “Encyclopedia of Magical Herbs”; Scott Cunningham

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