What is Slippery Elm Bark?

Category: Supplements


Slippery elm is rich in nutrients, easy to digest and soothing to the digestive system. For centuries people have used it to soothe the digestive system and to maintain regular waste elimination.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Bowel irritability 4 1
Digestive disturbances 4 1
Celiac disease 1 0
Gastrointestinal (GI) bleeding 1 0
Irritable bowel syndrome 1 1
Ulcerative colitis 1 0

  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 0
Moderate 0
Mild 0
None 2

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Slippery Elm Bark

Side effect Patients

Why patients stopped taking Slippery Elm Bark

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Did not seem to work 1
See 1 patient who's stopped taking Slippery Elm Bark


Stopped taking Slippery Elm Bark

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 1
Adherence Evaluations
Always 1
Usually 0
Sometimes 1
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 1
Somewhat hard to take 0
A little hard to take 1
Not at all hard to take 0
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 1
< $25 0
Not specified 1
Last updated:
There are no evaluations for Slippery Elm Bark.