Slippery Elm Bark
Metaphysical Properties of Slippery Elm Bark
Other Names: Indian Elm, Moose Elm, Red Elm
Powers: Stops Gossip
To stop gossip: Burn slippery elm bark and throw in the fire a knotted yellow cord or thread.
Common Magickal Uses and Folklore of Slippery Elm Bark
Slippery elm is a tree native to the central and eastern United States and Ontario, Canada.
The tree is known for its dark brown to reddish-brown bark and can reach a height of 60-80 feet. Native Americans would peel its slimy, red inner bark from twigs and branches and use it as a remedy for many common ailments, like fevers, wounds, and sore throats.
Slippery Elm Bark has been used as an ingredient in balms and salves to assit with recovering from injuries and illnesses.
It is said that placing Slippery Elm Bark in the corners of a home will assist in warding negative entities and energies away keeping those within safe. Slippery Elm Bark has been used in the past and still is used currently for assisting in exorcisms. Some practices use Slippery Elm Bark for spell breaking and counter spells.
An old folklore method to tie a yellow cord on some Slippery Elm Bark into a knot and to throw the knotted cord and Slippery Elm Bark into a fire to stop gossip about a person or location. Another old use for Slippery Elm Bark is to place some in a charm and have a child wear it. It is said that the Slippery Elm Bark will assist them to learn speech easier and to become more persuasive with their speach later in life.
Charms of persuasion can be created with Slippery Elm Bark inside to be worn by adults to assist when wanting to be more effective when trying to be convincing, this could be useful for those in sales.