slippery elm

February 14, 2017

Fight Mucus with Mucus?

Mucus in, Mucus Out By: Kathy Sadowski, MS in Aromatherapy, RA, LMT, RYT 2/14/17 Everyone loves a sunny Sunday.  It was unusually warm and windy on this winter day in Texas, and people were outside playing in droves, celebrating sunshine and 75 degrees, especially since the next week’s forecast called […]
April 6, 2018

Common Cold / Cough & Congestion / Respiratory

The common cold is associated with a nasal congestion, cough, and a sore throat.  There may also be a mild fever.  It can be caused by one of more than 200 different viruses.  It runs its coarse in about one to two weeks. Various herbs can help reduce cough and […]
April 6, 2018

Slippery Elm (Ulmus fulva) Research

Latin Name: Ulmus fulva Family: Ulmaceae GENERAL Natural Standard (2016).  Slippery Elm Monograph. ACHS (2017).  Course Material: HERB502: Slippery Elm Monograph. IRRITABLE BOWEL SYNDROME Slippery elm, fenugreek, devil’s claw, tormentil and wei tong ning demonstrated antioxidant effects in cell-free oxidant-generating systems and inflamed human colorectal biopsies and could […]
April 7, 2018

Digestive Aid / Nausea / Constipation

Digestive aids can be gastro-protective, anti-inflammatory, and/or improve elimination.  Key herbs include peppermint, ginger, and fennel, slippery elm, aloe, and licorice. For indigestion, sniff peppermint oil, chew fennel seeds, or drink ginger tea. For constipation, eat more fiber, stay hydrated, and exercise. For diarrhea, keep hydrated and try probiotics. For […]
April 12, 2018

Gooey Herbal Syrup for a Dry Cough Recipe

Do you have a cough that is dry and scratchy?  Try this Gooey Herbal Syrup Recipe. Gooey Herbal Syrup Ingredients 1/2 ounce of dried licorice root 1/2 ounce of dried slippery elm bark 1/2 ounce of flaxseed 1/4 cup of manuka honey 1/4 cup of honey 2 1/2  pints of […]
August 20, 2019

Threatened & Endangered Herbs & Essential Oil Plants

With the growing popularity of herbal remedies and essential oil use, multiple wonderful botanicals have been overharvested.  In addition, habitat destruction has lead to many plants becoming vulnerable to extinction. One way to minimize the chance of extinction is to reduce the demand on plants whose populations are dwindling.  Personally, […]