What is slippery elm?

It is a tree! The inner bark has been used in medicine for generations. Native American would use slippery elm in slave to help heal wounds, boils, burns, and skin inflammation. They also would use it orally to relieve coughs, sore throats, and stomach problems. Thayers has taken the natural remedy and rolled it into lozenges that soothe and restore the voice of vocalist big and small.

Suggested: Allergies and Sinus Trouble? Slippery Elm to the Rescue!

What are the benefits of slippery elm?

Slippery elm is the go to herb for stomach aches, sore throats, coughs and other digestive problems. Remedies can come in several forms such as, tablets, fine powder, coarse powder, and convenient lozenges. Thayers Slippery Elm Lozenges have been at work soothing the throats of singers, speakers, salespeople and other vocalizers for decades.

Are there any side effects when taking slippery elm?

As with many natural ingredients, there are no serious side effects. Since slippery elm does coat the throat and digestive system, like chocolate sauce on your sundae,  it may slow absorption of other drugs and herbs. Also, there are no scientific reports of slippery elm interacting with medications. All the ingredients found in Thayers Slippery Elm Lozenges are free of preservatives, gluten, lactose and sodium. The lozenges are an all-vegetable remedy of choice for vegan talkers near and far.

Is slippery elm safe for children?

Yes, slippery elm is kid friendly! With several flavors to choose from, Thayers Slippery Elm Lozenges are the choice of mommies and kiddos alike. Make sure to eat them responsibly and as directed.

What does slippery elm taste like?
The taste of slippery elm can been described as a bland bowl of oatmeal on the day you run out of honey. Thayers Slippery Elm Lozenges are mixed with natural flavors that will delight even the pickiest of taste buds.  

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9 Comments. Leave new

  • I think your lozenges are great. Have used them for years for a persistent clearing of the throat related to allergies.
    I am planning to try the maple flavor, but have two questions:
    Why “Two Trees”?
    Your new tin says “New size. Better value!” But there seems to be the same 42 count, and as for size, is that size of the lozenges?
    Please let me know.

  • Great stuff. Only question is:
    Why does it say discontinue use after two days?

  • I just found a bunch of old Slippery Elms that had been in a shut container. It says “best used by 2016”, why is there an expiration date?

  • Was given a small sample to try before I buy however would like to know if any of the ingredients in the lozenges are derived from gmos? Thank you

    • Carolina @ Thayers
      July 12, 2019 12:15 pm

      Hi Bobbi,

      Thank you for reaching out to us! Anything in Lozenges may contain ingredients derived from gmos.

  • My powdered slippery elm does not gel when mixed with water does this negate it’s effectiveness.?

    • Carolina @ Thayers
      October 2, 2019 11:11 am

      Hi Roger,

      Thanks for reaching out! It will not negate the effectiveness of the Slippery Elm. However, if you are having difficulty mixing your powdered Slippery Elm, you might prefer trying out our Slippery Elm Lozenges that come conveniently packaged in tin form. You can find them right on our website; you’ll find that we offer our Lozenges in Cherry, Tangerine and Original flavors! Let us know if you have any additional questions at or give us a call at 1-888-THAYER-1 (1-888-842-9371).


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