Metaphysical Properties of Slippery Elm Bark
Other Names: Indian Elm, Moose Elm, Red Elm
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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.