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LEP, Ulmus rubra
Parts used: Inner bark
Constituents: Mucilage, composed of galactose, 3-methyl galactose, Tannins. Vitamins: E, K, and P. Minerals: iron, sodium, calcium, selenium, iodine, copper, zinc
Actions Indications

Healing and soothing to the GI tract. Constipation, peptic ulcer, nerve pain, IBS, Crohn’s, coeliac disease, leaky gut, acidity, enteritis, hiatus hernia, heartburn, acute pain from gastric or duodenal ulcer
Stops bleeding, diarrhoea
For after fasting and in baby food. Convalescence and weight loss due to some disease
Oesophagitis, gastritis, colitis
Externally: boils, abscesses, burns, ulcers, nappy rash and wounds

Make a poultice by adding boiling water and applying as warm as bearable without damaging the skin
Herbal extract, 60-90mL per week
Energetics: Moist, cooling, sweet, blend, astringent
Meridians: lung, stomach, large intestine, bladder
Contraindications: None
Powdered bark 5-20ml in about 50-200mL water 4g in 500mL as a nutritious gruel
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