Slippery elm is excellent for any type of mucous membrane inflammation and/or irritation. It can be used for colds, infections, vaginal irritations, and to treat and provide nourishment during morning sickness and also soothes diarrhea. The following is a recipe for slippery elm porridge. For information on capsule and tincture dosages read, Pregnancy Side Effects and How Herbs Can Help.
Slippery elm does have a chalky taste, as well as a malty flavor. Adding milk makes this porridge creamy and enhances the maltiness. Vanilla bean is also known to soothe inflammation and have a calming effect on the gastrointestinal system, which makes it a good flavoring option.
Recipe adapted from thebodymind.wordpress.com. Please note that measurements are rough, adjust according to preferences.Ingredients:
2 TBSP (heaping) Slippery Elm Powder
3/4 cup water
1 cup milk of your choice (macadamia nut and coconut milk are good choices)
sweetener of choice (optional)
spices of choice (optional)
vanilla bean (optional)
Combine in pan, slippery elm powder and water, stir until it reaches the consistency of a porridge. Heat until steaming hot and pour into a bowl, add nut milk. If you prefer, you can add the milk prior to heating. Flavor as desired and eat.
Give this recipe a try and let me know what flavor combinations are your favorite.