Slippery Elm for Laryngitis

| Modified on May 14, 2023

For many centuries, Native Americans have used Slippery Elm to relieve coughs and soothe sore throats. This amazing natural cure is produced from the inner bark of the Slippery Elm tree. It is so effective at soothing sore throats and reducing inflammation because the gummy-feeling bark contains mucilage and antioxidants. Slippery Elm is also useful for digestive and stomach issues as well as being extremely nourishing.

When used for laryngitis, Slippery Elm coats all of the mucus membranes. One contributor reported that she added 1 heaping teaspoon of slippery elm to yogurt twice a day (morning and evening) and it healed her laryngitis quickly.

Slippery elm powder can be made into tea or lozenges can be taken to relieve laryngitis.

Note: Slippery elm should not be taken if you are pregnant or breast-feeding.

Continue reading below for reports from our readers on how slippery elm worked to cure their laryngitis! If you try this remedy, please let us know how it worked for you.

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1 User Review

Posted by Gloria (Grass Valley, Ca) on 04/05/2010

Regarding laryngitis & sore throat: 20 years ago I was having laryngitis frequently during the winter, then heard about slippery elm powder. I began taking a heaping teaspoon of it mixed with plain yogurt (it has a very chalky texture, hard to dissolve in liquid), every morning and evening, and it not only quickly healed laryngitis I had at the time, BUT, I have NEVER had laryngitis again, nor even a normal sore throat. I read about its properties, & it coats all your mucus membranes from the mouth to the anus, thus also helps with digestion issues & is extremely nourishing. So benevolent I don't see how it could cause problems for anyone, but of course you can find more info on it in herbal books etc. I have been taking it on a fairly regular basis since then; I very rarely ever get a cold, almost never flu, & this may be part of the reason.

Replied by Lex
(San Diego, Ca)

I called some local stores about elm powder... they don't have it. where can I find it? Lex D

Replied by Charles Brown
(Oceanside, Ca)

Hey just wanted to let you know I found Slippery Elm powder at Cream of the crop in oceanside. Also you can find at Vitamin Shops around san diego.. Hope this helps.