15g / 20g / 50g Organic Slippery Elm Bark Powder
- Ulmus Rubra
- Origin: United States
The inner bark of the slippery elm is not only packed with nutrients like vitamins A, B complex, C, K, calcium, magnesium and sodium, but because of its lubricating and anti-inflammatory properties, it is also a well-known soother of the digestive and respiratory systems.
Herbalists attribute many wonderful healing properties to slippery elm: demulcent (soothing, mucilage-forming), emollient (soothing and protective for skin), nutritive (providing specific nutrients), tonic (promoting healthy function of one or more body systems), and astringent (constricting, binding, or drying effect).
Slippery elm’s mucilage content coats, soothes, and lubricates the mucus membranes lining the digestive tract. Slippery elm is an excellent treatment for ulcers, gastritis, colitis, and other inflammatory bowel problems. It is high in fiber, and so helps normalize intestinal action; it can be used to relieve both diarrhea and constipation. It may also help alleviate nausea and vomiting in dogs suffering from non-GI illnesses, such as kidney disease
Slippery elm is recommended for acute cases of diarrhea, as well as for conditions like colitis and stomach irritations. The herb helps these digestive ailments by reducing inflammation and lubricating the digestive tract with the help of the mucilage, or oily secretions that make up slippery elm. To treat sudden cases of diarrhea, you can also employ fasting, feed bland food and give probiotics along with slippery elm to ease symptoms.
Give a ¼ tsp of powder for every 5kg of body weight. Mix the powder into food or some yogurt.
As with all supplements, consult your vet before feeding especially if your furby is on long-term medication.