Nature's Way Slippery Elm

100 capsules
Nature's Way Slippery Elm

Slippery Elm Bark was used by Native Americans for its ability to naturally produce soothing and emolliating effects. Slippery elm owes all these benefits to its bark’s mucilage, a jelly-like substance composed of easy to digest and non toxic complex carbohydrates produced when the bark comes in contact with water. Slippery Elm can benefit the mucous membranes, digestive system, and the skin.

Supplement Facts

Serving Size: 4 Capsules
Servings Per Container: 25


Amount Per Serving

% Daily Value




Dietary Fiber



Slippery Elm (bark)

1.6 g (1,600mg)


* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
† Daily Value not established.

Other Ingredients: Plant derived capsule (modified cellulose), cellulose and magnesium stearate.

Suggested Use

Take 4 capsules three times daily with warm water between mealtimes.


If pregnant or nursing, consult a Doctor before use. Slippery Elm should not be taken together with any medications as it may interfere with their absorption.


The mucilage that oozes from the bark is usually mixed with water and becomes a gummy substance that when taken, coats and soothes the mouth to the intestines. With this mechanism, the mucilage covers the linings of the mouth and throat against invading organism that might cause infections. The coating and soothing effects can also extend to the stomach and the intestines, where it absorbs toxins to ensure normal motility. Slippery elm bark can also be added to creams like glycerin and be used for the skin as topical ointment that can support the skin’s natural healing properties. The soothing mucilage is known to nourish the female reproductive system as well as the urinary system. Slippery elm supplements are also used to promote the body’s natural response to inflammation. It can also be used as an antioxidant that prevents free radical attack to serum lipids. Slippery elm bark can also be a good source of important nutrients including sugar, starch, amino acids, beta-sitosterol, calcium, bromine, iodine, and small amounts of manganese and zinc.

Slippery Elm (Ulmus rubra) is a small tree native to North America, specifically the Appalachian Mountains. It is characterised by its stalkless flowers, long leaves, rough branches, and leaf buds with dense yellow coverings. However, the slippery elm bark has the most medicinal value. In fact, the inner bark is included in the drugs listed in the United States pharmacopoeia. The inner bark is best harvested during the spring season. When the inner bark comes in contact with water, it naturally produces a thick jelly like substance known as its mucilage. This gelatinous substance is made of non-toxic and easy to digest complex carbohydrates. The mucilage is the one responsible for all beneficial effects of slippery elm to health. It works by coating and soothing the gastrointestinal tract from the mouth to the large intestines where it absorbs toxins and prevents them from causing digestive discomforts. Its soothing and emollient effects can also benefit the throat and the rest of the organs in the respiratory system. When combined with glycerin, slippery elm can nourishe the skin and support natural healing of wounds, cuts, and other damage to skin tissues. Nature’s Way Slippery Elm Bark is obtained from wild elm trees through a careful stripping process to protect the tree and not hinder its growth.