If you have never tried slippery elm bark powder in warm milk with honey, your life is not complete.
All the health benefits aside (down below) it is a simply amazing drink!
To make a soothing and nutritious drink of Ulmus rubra – aka red elm, sweet elm, Indian elm:
Heat up one cup of milk on the stove. In the meantime mix 1 tsp. of slippery elm bark powder and 1 tsp. of honey (more if you like, though not necessary) in a cup to make a thick paste. Add a little of the warm milk to the cup, stir thoroughly and then add the sweet mixture back to the pot for a minute or so, do not boil! It will thicken slightly and look a little something like this:
Rich in texture and flavor, if only we had a cow I think I could give up organic coffee and drink this every morning instead!
As for some of the benefits of slippery elm:
- it can be used as a cough medicine
- for sore throats and bronchitis
- works wonderful for diaper rash (you can make a dry powder mix 50/50 with zeolite)
- made into a paste for hemorrhoids
- for toothaches
- and to soothe insect bites – applied topically
All in all, a wonderful nutritious and wild food that fits in with our modern, simple life.
The best place to find slippery elm bark powder online is right here at Mountain Rose Herbs.