Saturday, February 6, 2010

Rambling on about Slippery Elm Root






I have this little brown bottle of Slippery Elm in my homeopathic cabinet.  It keeps amazing me at what it can do.  About two years ago, I learned from my sister's co-worker that her mother used this liquid when she was growing up.  Her mother used it when ever she had a rash, pimple, or any other skin aliment that just wouldn't go away.  The first time  I tried it was on a pimple sized wart on my son.  It wasn't a wart but it was big, and unidentifiable.  I started applying slippery elm and within two and half weeks it was completely gone and did not come back.  The next time I used it was on a diaper rash that would not go away.  We tried every homeopathic ointment for that under the supervision of a doctor.   It didn't go away with the ointment alone.  I started applying the slippery elm and then the ointment.  Sure enough--  it went away.  So here I am again this week, looking at another skin problem.  My daughter has eczema that flares in the winter.   It has been a real struggle this year.  She scratches her skin to the point of tearing the skin.  I went to the doctors again.  We went on the homeopathic meds and ointments. (We use Unda numbers, calendula creme, and Unda 270 ointment.)  It still didn't seem to be enough and she was struggling.  Now you have seen a picture of my cabinet here on my blog--  surely I should have something for this.  I had forgotten about my slippery elm because it had gotten moved to the dark recesses of my cabinet, making room for all the new Unda numbers we are on.  I have been applying it all over the inflammed, rough leathery skin, followed by applying the two ointments alternately.  It has been three days and her skin is finally softening and it is looking tremendously better.  It is not completely healed yet.  I find with homeopathic, things take longer than the traditional methods of using steriods.   I am keeping my fingers crossed that it will heal completely as we continue to try and find the cause of her breakouts.

I have a link here to a description of slippery elm root.
http://www.florahealth.com/flora/home/Canada/HealthInformation/Encyclopedias/SlipperyElmBark.htm
and
http://www.redfoxtradingpost.com/Herbs/Slippery%20Elm%20Bark.htm


Disclaimer: the above text is for informational purposes only, and is not meant to take the place of a doctor’s diagnosis.

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