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Slippery Elm - another one close to my heart in the medicine cabinet. There are two common elms in the Eastern USA.  Slippery, AKA red elm, and American elm.  It's easy to tell the difference when the leaves are out.  "Slippery" in the name does not correspond to how the leaves feel because they are very rough like sandpaper.  American elm leaves are smooth.  It gets the name for the inner bark which can be boiled into a sweet liquid that is great for eliminating inflammation in the intestines, soothing the digestive tract, and sore throats.  It has iron and potassium, which increases circulation to boost oxygenation.

In short, the anti-inflammatory effects are good for heartburn, hemorrhoids, IBS, stomach ulcers, bladder/urinary tract infections, and preventing infections on the gums. It's been called a diuretic and a detox for the gut, that of which leads to less mental stress. Always do your own research first and don't take it if pregnant. I prefer a tincture, but it comes in many forms.

You can also make salves and balms from the bark to quicken up healing of wounds on the skin. It can give a youthful look to your skin, though test it first, as it could be irritating to those with sensitivities here.

🐥I added what is probably my favorite bird for their colors, a yellow finch, as they are one of a few species who enjoy making nests in elm trees.

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