Slippery Elm? 5 Common Questions Answered


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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5 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?


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