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Taking Slippery Elm to detox

Discussion in 'Naturopathy' started by amy green, Nov 7, 2016.

  1. amy green

    amy green Well-Known Member

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    I am on a spiritual forum and a member there has been given advice (from someone with vast knowledge on various topics, the credentials of which I cannot check) on taking this for a long detox (29 days) although they say that they eat normally during this process! The effect it has is to clean the colon (drag down the impurities) which appeals to me.

    Here is the dosage - to be taken at night:-


    slippery elm powder 1 teaspoon
    cinnamon 1/4 teaspoon
    nutmeg 1/4 of a 1/4 teaspoon
    mixed spice 1/4 of a 1/4 teaspoon

    honey or brown sugar to your taste

    make it as hot as you can handle, but not too hot it burns. drink fast before it starts to thicken.

    I have looked into slippery elm re. being cautious with it and I have just found that it should not be taken at the same time as medication since it can lessen the effect of the medicine. Taking slippery elm at night would not interfere with this.

    I am told that the effective dosage can vary with age. I am 66.

    Please let me know if this dosage seems OK.
     
  2. Jabba The Hut

    Jabba The Hut Well-Known Member

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    My grandmother took slippery elm every day for months and months, in the hope it would help ease the symptoms of cancer. This was many years ago, but it made no difference. I know it is a mucilage, so can prevent the gut from absorbing certain chemicals - which is why it should be taken at night.
    Let us know how you get on.
     
  3. Tashanie

    Tashanie Well-Known Member

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    Anything which acts as bowel cleanser can prevent the absorption of drugs. I would advise taking any drugs at least 2 hours before you take the slippery elm.....and the longer the gap the better. Good luck. I am not a huge fan of detoxing but I hope it works for you
     
  4. amy green

    amy green Well-Known Member

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    Yes I realised about not taking it with medications, as mentioned in the OP and the recommendation recipe was for taking it at night.

    What appeals to me about it is that it acts like an internal scrubbing effect, e.g. to drag away surface impurities that may stick to the gut lining. Anyone familiar with gutting a fish will be aware of the black lining that can be found coating their stomach.
     
  5. Energylz

    Energylz Moody-rator ©
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    I would be interested how it acts to scrub the lining, as slippery elm is typically used to give a lining to the stomach, and is especially useful in the cases of stomach ulcers and acid complaints due to the lining it creates.
     
  6. amy green

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    Ah yes I think I am confusing it with psyllium husks.....which I read also reduce the appetite! I could do with some of that!

    The person that recommended said it cleaned the lining but I think she may have got confused with psyllium husks. Thanks for this post.
     

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