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slippery elm


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The mucilaginous interior surface of elm tree bark contains astringent alkaloids and is a traditional herbal remedy for various complaints, including gastrointestinal irritation, menstrual irregularities, and renal dysfunction. It has been used, although without proven efficacy, as an abortifacient.

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