ulmus rubra

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slippery elm

slippery elm

Very safe and friendly food and medicine, especially powdered inner bark. Tree grows to 70 ft (25m). Has winged yellow-green fruit with one seed. Brown hairy buds. Leaves are standard pointed-tip oval shape, ribbed, with jaggy, serrated edges. Inner bark powdered and placed in water creates thick gooey tea, used for stomach and digestive issues, constipation, ulcers, bloody diarrhea, dysentery, appendicitis, duodenal ulcer, inflammation of mucus membranes, asthma, lungs, bronchitis, throat, mouth, bowels, bladder, prostate, bones, teeth, glands, ulcers, tumors, cancer. Softens hardened tissue. Bark poultice used for wounds. Inner bark is nutritious food source for people with digestive problems. Inner bark has been used as survival food by many.
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Wood species included eastern softwoods (Pinus, sp.), red pine (Pinus resinosa), southern yellow pine (Pinus, sp.), yellow-poplar (Liriodendron tulipifera), Douglas-fir (Pseudotsuga menziessii), red elm (Ulmus rubra), red oak (Quercus rubra), and white ash (Fraxinus alba).
My red elm bow, only a mere shadow compared to the perfect Welsh bow, shot arrows about 100 meters with reasonable accuracy.
Other species that would have been popular at that time would have been cherry, maple, chestnut, white and red elm, sycamore, beech, hickory, butternut, ash and walnut.
2 & better eastern pine (Pinus strobus), ungraded yellow-poplar (Liriodendron tulipifera), small stem white ash (Fraxinus americana), and small stem red elm (Ulmus rubra).