slippery elm

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slippery elm

n.
1. An elm (Ulmus rubra syn. U. fulva) of eastern North America, having hard wood and mucilaginous, aromatic inner bark.
2. The powdered inner bark of this tree, used medicinally.

slippery elm

n
1. (Plants) a tree, Ulmus fulva, of E North America, having oblong serrated leaves, notched winged fruits, and a mucilaginous inner bark
2. (Pharmacology) the bark of this tree, used medicinally as a demulcent
Also called: red elm

slip′pery elm′


n.
1. a North American elm, Ulmus rubra, having a mucilaginous inner bark.
2. this bark, used as a demulcent.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.slippery elm - North American elm having rough leaves that are red when openingslippery elm - North American elm having rough leaves that are red when opening; yields a hard wood
genus Ulmus, Ulmus - type genus of family Ulmaceae; deciduous trees having simple serrate leaves; widely distributed in temperate regions
elm, elm tree - any of various trees of the genus Ulmus: important timber or shade trees
Translations

slippery elm

n (bot) olmo americano
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Slippery elm bark (Ulmus rubra or Ulmus fulva) ianother demulcent often used to relieve symptoms of pharyngitis.(9) To the best of our knowledge, there have been no clinical trials evaluating the efficacy of slippery elm in the treatment of upper respiratory tract pathology.
Anti-diarrhoeal herbs were used to decrease the volume and improve the consistency of the stool; examples include Ulmus fulva and Geranium macculatum.