Family Name: Ulmaceae
Botanical Name(s): Ulmus rubra Muhl
Popular Name(s): Red Elm, Gray Elm, Soft Elm, Moose Elm
Parts Used: The inner bark
Habitat: Slippery Elm is found in the United States and Canada.
Description: Slippery Elm is a deciduous tree which reaches to a
height of 10-20 meter and its leaves are 10-18 cm long. The flowers
occur in clusters and appear before the leaves. Its fruit are oval
shaped and contains a single seed.
Uses: The inner bark of Slippery Elm is used to prepare gruel.
The mucilage present in it is an excellent remedy for sore throats and
it cures stomach problems also.