Soothe your sore throat and ease unpleasant tickling with nature's premier cough salve. Slippery Elm has been used for centuries to combat unwanted colds, coughs and even infections. There's no need to turn to medication, let mother nature heal you the old fashioned way.
When it comes to winter each year, we all suffer at some point or other. Colds, coughs and chest infections are all commonplace irritations induced principally by damp, bitter weather. They aren't unlikely to cause you any serious problems but they are unquestionably a source of daily consternation when they happen.
Let's face it, this is far from a new phenomenon. For obvious reasons, weather induced illnesses were more of a problem hundreds of years ago than they are now, which is exactly how Slippery Elm was first discovered as a tonic for the throat.
Slippery Elm (Ulmus rubra) is a very particular species of Elm tree native to North America. It gets its very evocative name because the Native Americans who first discovered it, noticed that when it rained, the bark of the tree would become greasy and oily to the touch. Being the industrious and daring sorts that they were, they soon realised that they could use this gel to not only apply to wounds as a sort of poultice but they could also swallow it to offer them relief from sore throats and gastrointestinal problems.
Today that gel is called mucilage and its purpose remains just the same. The only difference being that instead of having to scrape it off a tree it has been standardised and placed in a handy, naturally sweetened lozenge for you to take. With added vitamin C and Echinacea, this surely has to be the most simple, natural and pleasant way to soothe your sore throat.
Such is the elastic nature of Slippery Elm that it can even be used when hardened to create a bandage. Not just for humans either, its particular protective chemical makeup means that, Native Americans used to wrap their food in these bandages to keep it fresh.
English colonists would use the Slippery Elm's abundant nutrients and vitamins to treat cold sores, boils and chafing as well as turning to it to make a nutritious gruel when times got really hard. But that was then and this is now.
Today, we don't need to worry about keeping our food fresh or making bandages, we just need to know that all the incredible vitamins and antioxidants in Swanson Slippery Elm Lozenges can help to soothe our sore throats.
Take one lozenge a day (or as needed) and enjoy its soothing effects.
Other Ingredients: Xylitol, microcrystalline cellulose (plant fibre), natural flavours (lemon and peppermint), stearic acid, magnesium stearate, rebaudioside A (from stevia).
If you are already on other medication or suffer from any pre-existing conditions which you believe may contradict this supplement then ALWAYS seek advice from a physician before taking.
Do not exceed the recommended dose.
Do not take if the outer seal is broken or damaged upon purchase.
WARNING: NOT suitable for anyone who is PREGNANT, TRYING TO CONCEIVE OR NURSING.