Welcome to my blog!!! I have been an herbalist & an aromatherapist for over 20 years!! My blog is over 10 years old & there are over 100 informative blogs here. Not only do I have hopes of teaching the masses, I too, have learned a lot during my research on different topics! There's always new & updated information in the herbal & essential oil worlds. There are blogs on herbs, essential oils, nutrition, supplements, different modalities of healing and just a little bit of everything!! Maybe in reading my blogs, just one person will come away with a bit of knowledge that they might be able to help themselves or another human being, I would consider that to be a great blessing.....

Over the years I have had several businesses. It seems I can't get away from seeing if a certain herb or essential oil can help a fellow human and that's usually how it starts. I am now in Arizona and I was asked again if I would be interested in starting another herbal business!! We now have Herbs 4 Health!! Providing numerous herbs....herbal blends....single essential oils...essential oil blends....minerals....tinctures all to help the body to heal itself.

The information in these blogs is not meant in any way shape or form to plagiarize, for I have never said this is all MY work. It is a compilation of reputable informative websites, my 'go to' books I have always depended upon & my own knowledge. I gather & put together information to help people learn & this way they can come back here to help remind themselves of said information instead of 'where oh where did I find that on the world wide web'. Seems to me it's just better & easier.

DISCLAIMER: All the information in these blogs do not diagnose, treat or heal any type illness or disease.

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Slippery Elm Bark -- Beneficial Nutritive

Slippery Elm Bark is the king of herbs for digestion. It is the inner bark of the tree & can grow up to 50 feet! It's also known as Red Elm, Moose Elm or Indian Elm. It has been used as an herbal remedy in Native American culture since the 19th century. It relieves a number of digestive issues and is rich in what we call mucilage, which is a substance that provides a coating when mixed with liquid. It also falls into the demulcent category which means....it coats the intestines & lining of the stomach & can soothe irritated bowels. With that protective coating, it helps to sooth & protect irritated body tissues including the mouth, throat, stomach & intestines. This makes it ideal for sore throats, coughs, GERD, bladder issues, Chron's, IBS, ulcerative colitis, diverticulitis, UTI's & diarrhea.

Lately it has become a very popular treatment for breast cancer & can also help to control the negative side effects of conventional breast cancer treatments. It is an anti-inflammatory & can boost the immune system. This gentle herb can also decrease urinary tract irritation, relieve acid reflux, relieve toothaches & gum infections. It contains high levels of iron, encourages blood flow which can result in improving circulation. Slippery Elm can help relieve skin ailments as well.

There are no known side effects, as it is a mainly a mucilage & is nutrient dense. It is so gentle to the digestive system, it has been fed to the elderly or children if they are having digestive difficulties. It's also a wholesome food for the weak, convalescent & even pets.

It's a great addition to Herbmama's Detox Blend AKA Essiac!!

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