Slippery Elm Bark: Flavor Profile
The mildly sweet flavor of slippery elm bark is perhaps why manufacturers use it in baby food and nutrition drinks. Of course, its use for babies and athletes has likely linked to the long-held knowledge that this American bark supports a healthy digestive tract, which is important for health throughout the body.
- Burma Spice premium slippery elm bark is 100% Kosher certified Ulmus rubra (slippery elm) inner bark, dried and shredded in the United States. We hand pack small batches so that your package contains freshness and vitality for your best herbal teas.
- Slippery elm bark tea is known to soothe sore throats and relieve coughs. Used as a homeopathic tea, lozenge (or added to smoothies), dried slippery elm is a natural demulcent home remedy that supports the lungs, and the digestive and urinary tracts.
- Grind this pleasantly mild, slightly sweet shredded slippery elm bark into powder for smoothies that benefit your digestion, from top to ummm…bottom. Use whole pieces to make a slippery elm bark tea that coats a sore throat in a layer of pure bliss.
- We hand pack small batches of dried slippery elm so the package that arrives at your door is fresh and full of beneficial properties that support a healthy body. Try our customer satisfaction guarantee (or money back), and prepare to fall in love.
Cooking with Slippery Elm Bark
Slippery elm has long been used as a tonic for coughs and colds. Naturopaths also use this bark for keeping the entire digestive tract healthy and clean, for soothing acid reflux, and supporting the urinary tract. It’s known for alleviating skin conditions and quieting a cough with its expectorant properties.
The most common method for ingesting slippery elm bark is to grind it into a powder, using a mortar and pestle, or pulsing in a food processor. The fine powder dissolves more readily in water—great for teas and smoothies that soothe the throat and lungs. Course powders may be more effective for digestive issues.
Tea: pour the desired amount of boiling water over 1 – 2 tablespoons of powdered slippery elm. Allow steeping before drinking.
Lozenges: add 1 – 2 tablespoons of raw honey (use local if you can get it) to ½ cup of hot licorice root tea. Stir to dissolve the honey, and then pour the tea over ½ cup of slippery elm. Mix well and then form small, marble-sized balls that can sit out on parchment paper to harden, or go directly in the freezer. Store in the freezer or an airtight jar in a cool cupboard.
Smoothies: blend slippery elm into a delicious fruit smoothie with banana and berries, vanilla and cinnamon, cacao, and milk (or nut milk). Or blend in with your favorite protein shake.
Did you know that slippery elm could also be used as a poultice? Simply mix coarse powder with boiling water and allow cooling before applying to the skin to soothe irritation. What are your favorite ways to use slippery elm bark? Leave us a comment below and then place a fresh batch in your cart.