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What is Slippery Elm and How to Use It

When it comes to superheroes, we often imagine capes, masks, and extraordinary powers. But did you know that nature has its very own hero, too? Meet Slippery Elm, a superstar that has been used for centuries to promote digestive health and overall well-being. Throughout this blog, we'll take a closer look at what slippery elm is, its incredible benefits, and how you can harness its powers for yourself. 


Slippery Elm


What is Slippery Elm?

Slippery Elm, also known as Ulmus rubra, is like nature's very own "slip and slide" superhero. Native to North America, this remarkable tree has a slimy inner bark that has been traditionally used for its medicinal properties. Native Americans have been tapping into its powers for generations, recognizing its potential to soothe and heal various ailments.

The Benefits of Slippery Elm

1 — Soothes Digestive Issues: 

Slippery Elm’s  mucilage forms a protective coating along the gastrointestinal tract, providing relief from heartburn, acid reflux, and other digestive discomforts. Say goodbye to tummy troubles!

2 — Eases Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS): 

Slippery Elm comes to the rescue when your belly is feeling out of whack. Its soothing properties help calm irritated intestines and reduce inflammation, making it a wonderful ally for those dealing with IBS symptoms like bloating, abdominal pain, and irregular bowel movements.

3 — Supports Healthy Bowel Movements: 

If you've ever experienced the frustration of constipation, Slippery Elm can be your trusty sidekick. Its natural lubricating properties help soften the stool and promote regular bowel movements. No more feeling stuck—just smooth sailing!

4 — Nourishes a Healthy Digestive Tract: 

Slippery Elm isn't just about soothing; it's also about nourishing. Packed with essential nutrients, vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants, this slippery superhero gives your digestive system the TLC it deserves. A healthy gut means better digestion, nutrient absorption, and overall vitality.

5 — Sore Throat Relief: 

Slippery Elm doesn't limit its powers to the gut alone. Its demulcent properties provide relief for sore throats and coughs. Slippery Elm lozenges or teas can coat the throat, reducing irritation and bringing comfort.


Man enjoying an owl golden ginger mylkshake with some avocado

OWL Golden Ginger Mylkshake

Did you know OWL’s Golden Ginger Mylkshake has Slippery Elm in it? This miracle mylkshake is packed with ingredients known to reduce inflammation, balance blood sugar, and regulate digestion. 


  • Alkaline water: Hydration is key, and alkaline water helps balance the body's pH levels.
  • Hemp hearts: These little powerhouses are packed with protein, healthy fats, and fiber to support gut health.
  • Kabocha squash: Rich in vitamins A and C, kabocha squash adds a touch of sweetness and creaminess to the shake.
  • Ginger: Known for its digestive benefits, ginger adds a refreshing zing and aids in soothing the stomach.
  • Cardamom: This aromatic spice not only enhances the flavor but also helps with digestion and reduces bloating.
  • Cinnamon: Besides adding a warm and cozy flavor, cinnamon has anti-inflammatory properties that can benefit the gut.
  • Slippery Elm: Our slippery superhero makes its grand appearance, providing its soothing magic to promote digestive wellness.
  • Turmeric: This golden spice is known for its anti-inflammatory properties and adds a vibrant hue to the shake.

The entire OWL Reset including the Golden Ginger mylkshake was created in line with Chronobiology which means you consume specific foods at ideal times of day to ensure optimal digestion. Based on Chronobiology, you should aim to eat vegetables that grow above the ground along with land grazing animals in the afternoon which is why our Golden Ginger mylkshake is filled with kabocha squash and slippery elm making this drink the perfect afternoon delight!


Slippery Elm


Explore More Slippery Elm Goodness

Besides enjoying Slippery Elm in the Golden Ginger mylkshake, here are some other ways you can incorporate Slippery Elm into your daily routine for digestive wellness.

  1. Slippery Elm Tea: Brew a comforting cup of slippery elm tea by steeping one teaspoon of powdered slippery elm bark in hot water. Let it steep for about 10 minutes and then strain. Sip slowly, and let the soothing properties work their magic.
  2. Slippery Elm Lozenges: Sore throat got you down? Reach for slippery elm lozenges or throat drops. These convenient and delicious treats provide relief on the go while coating and soothing your throat.
  3. Slippery Elm Powder: Slippery Elm powder can be mixed with water or your favorite beverage to create a soothing drink. It's important to note that you should consult with a healthcare professional before using slippery elm powder if you're on any medications, as it may affect their absorption.
  4. Capsules or Tablets: If you're looking for a convenient and precise way to incorporate slippery elm into your routine, consider using capsules or tablets. Follow the recommended dosage instructions on the packaging or consult with a healthcare professional for personalized guidance.
  5. Integrating Slippery Elm into Recipes: In addition to the OWL Golden Ginger Mylkshake, Slippery Elm can be a versatile ingredient in your culinary adventures. It can be added to smoothies, soups, stews, and even baked goods for a touch of soothing goodness. Experiment with different recipes and discover new ways to incorporate this superhero ingredient into your diet.

*Remember, it's always wise to consult with a healthcare professional before adding any new supplements or herbs to your routine, especially if you're pregnant, breastfeeding, or have any pre-existing health conditions.


So, there you have it! Slippery Elm, the slippery superhero, is ready to come to the rescue for your digestive health. Its soothing properties and ability to nourish your gut make it a remarkable natural remedy. And if you're up for a tasty adventure, don't forget to give the OWL Venice Golden Ginger shake a try. With its combination of gut-healing ingredients, it's not just a treat for your taste buds but a heartfelt gift to your digestive system. Embrace the powers of Slippery Elm and this delightful shake, and let them work their magic. Your gut will thank you with a big smile!

Disclaimer: The information provided in this blog post is for educational purposes only and should not be considered as a substitute for professional medical advice. Always consult with a healthcare professional before incorporating any new herbs, supplements, or dietary changes into your routine.