17 May '12, 5pm

Plant Medicine: Slippery Elm Bark: My local health food store yielded up a book or two on herbs and my intuition...

Plant Medicine: Slippery Elm Bark: My local health food store yielded up a book or two on herbs and my intuition...

When in need of medicine, I turn to nature for the antidote. I always find what I need to heal my body, whether a change of food is needed, the use of bitter herbs or a herbal poultice to soothe any wounded flesh. Most of the time I am lead to the right plant by my body’s intelligent search for the proper medicine. Well, that is if I take the time to listen, and after years of learning that my body knows best, I now stop and pay close attention to that deep inner voice. Plants can be food and they can also have powerful medicinal properties. You want to know where to find them in nature and certain plants you want to have within easy reach for life’s emergencies. Slippery elm bark is one such plant to keep in the medicine cabinet. It comes from the inner bark of the slippery elm tree, a rather large, deciduous tree that grows throughout north America. Mucilaginous, or gumm...

Full article: http://www.care2.com/greenliving/plant-medicine-slippery-...

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