Slippery Elm is a well-known digestive aid. The mucilage in Slippery Elm Bark is effective in soothing the throat, stomach and intestines. It has been known to relieve inflammatory bowel conditions, indigestion, heartburn, gas and bloating. Slippery Elm coats the digestive tract with a very soothing and protecting mucilaginous lining, promoting a healing environment for the entire alimentary canal. Directions: 1 tsp in a glass of water or juice. Stir and drink quickly, or as directed by your health care professional.