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What Is Slippery Elm Used for Today?
Slippery elm has not been scientifically studied to any significant extent. It's primarily used today as a cough lozenge, widely available in pharmacies. Based on its soothing properties, slippery elm is also sometimes recommended for treating irritable bowel syndrome , inflammatory bowel disease (such as Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis ), gastritis , esophageal reflux (heartburn), and hemorrhoids . However, there is no meaningful evidence that it is helpful for any of these conditions.