Hi everybody!this is the beginning of the flu season and here is an herb for the cough and sore throats that often accompany it.
slippery Elm or Red Elm helps the lungs and the stomach!It is a nutritive demulcent,yin Tonic,expectorant,emollient,and mild astringent!
dose-9-30gm of the cut and sifted bark of the red elm.
Uses-sore throat,anti-nausea,gastro-intestinal ulcers,respiratory illnesses,externally to sores and ulcers.
it is used as a tea with water and honey in the coughs I spoke of but one can make a gruel with the root powder,honey water,cinnamon and/or cloves.
Poultices used for ulcers can be made from slippery elm,comfrey root,marshmallow root and echinacea to form a paste in equal amouts.daily change is needd for the dressing with the poultices.
Hope you enjoy all this!Also this is not to avoid getting the flu shot but use the shot and not the nasal spray for adults please!The herbs make us feel good without side-effects!
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