slippery elm(redirected from sweet elm)
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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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