- What other names is Elm Bark known by?
- What is Elm Bark?
- How does Elm Bark work?
- Are there safety concerns?
- Dosing considerations for Elm Bark.
Elm bark is used for digestive disorders and severe diarrhea. Sometimes it is used as a diuretic to reduce water retention or as a drying agent (astringent).
On the skin, elm bark is used for cleaning open or festering wounds.
Insufficient Evidence to Rate Effectiveness for...
- Digestive disorders.
- Increasing urine production to relieve water retention (diuretic).
- Wounds, when applied to the skin.
- Other conditions.
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Special Precautions & Warnings:Pregnancy and breast-feeding: There is not enough information to know if taking elm bark is safe during pregnancy or breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.
Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database rates effectiveness based on scientific evidence according to the following scale: Effective, Likely Effective, Possibly Effective, Possibly Ineffective, Likely Ineffective, and Insufficient Evidence to Rate (detailed description of each of the ratings).
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Last Editorial Review: 3/29/2011