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How can Slippery Elm help me?

Posted Oct 04 2010 4:48am 1 Comment
By Carol Harblin (CHHC)

Ahem...Achoo....Ahem...*cough*
We are hearing that same song in many people at this part of the season. People are clearing their throats, complaining of sore throats, and sneezing. Welcome colder temperatures!
How can we help our throats? Slippery Elm.

Slippery Elm has been used for many years by Native Americans.

Where can you find this herb? Health food stores, and health food sections of the market. Some drug stores may even have it too.

What does this Slippery elm do anyway?
It is used to help treat a cough and sore throat. That is the #1 use. It also helps to loosen phlegm and bring up those nasty secretions that are making you feel congested and sore.

Slippery Elm comes in lozenge form as well.

This amazing little herb also helps digestion too. It can also cool heartburn and ulcer relief too.

Next time I have a sore throat, I'm drinking my hot water and tea concoctions and sucking on some Slippery Elm. How about you?


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I’ve tried all sorts of coughing syrups, believe me, but none of them helps. Even though Nin Jiom Pei Pa Koa www.geocities.jp/ninjiom_hong_kong/index_e.htm does not eliminates the cough I like to stick to this chinese syrup I’ve been taking since I was a kid: Nin Jiom Pei Pa Koa. My grandfather is chinese, so I guess my mom got the advice from him. I was really surprised when I found that chinese market selling it here in Belgium. It does have a refreshing, soothing, sweetening effect…as long as it lasts…then back to coughing mode.
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