A popular herbal remedy, slippery elm is actually a tree that can reach over 50 feet high! Its healing properties are found in the inner portion of the bark, which is dried and then used for medicinal purposes, like healing wounds, boils, ulcers, burns and skin inflammation. It also contains mucilage, a substance that becomes slick when mixed with water, similar to chia, hemp and flax seeds.
Typically found as a supplement or liquid extract, you can purchase slippery elm at most health food stores or online. Look for a brand that provides a wild-harvested and organic option, if possible.