Slippery elm has been used in alternative medicine as a possibly effective aid in treating sore throat. Other uses not proven with research have included cancer, infections, irritable bowel syndrome, cough, diarrhea, constipation, hemorrhoids and others.
Slippery elm contains mucilage, a substance that becomes a slick gel when mixed with water. It coats and soothes the mouth, throat, stomach, and intestines. It also contains antioxidants that help relieve inflammatory bowel conditions. Slippery Elm has also been proven to help women who have issues with dryness