Slippery Elm to Protect Stomach Lining When Taking Painkillers

Slippery Elm Bark

Slippery Elm Bark

Damage to the esophagus and stomach linings caused by NSAIDs (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) can be minimized by using our Slippery Elm to help protect these tissues.  NSAIDs include aspirin, ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin, etc), Naproxen (Aleve, Midol, etc), Vioxx, Celebrex and many, many others (click here for a full list).

NSAIDs are used, misused and overused daily by millions of people worldwide who attempt to self-treat based on something they heard or read.  This can lead to many of the side effects associated with these drugs, including a burning stomach and/or acid reflux which can lead to an ulcerated stomach and/or esophagus lining, as well as internal bleeding.

Other possible side effects include an increased risk of erectile dysfunction (E.D.), cancer of the kidneys and miscarriage to name just a few.

Slippery Elm to Help Protect and Heal the Linings of the Stomach and Esophagus

To reduce the inflammation of the linings of the esphagus and stomach, or to help prevent it before it occurs, Slippery Elm can be used either in capsules or as a tea.

If using Eve’s Herbs Slippery Elm capsules, simply take 2 capsules at the same time you take the NSAID along with a large glass of water and/or a cup of yogurt or kefir.

If you prefer taking it as a tea, open up two Slippery Elm capsules into a cup of hot water and let it sit for several minutes.  This will allow the mucilaginous (slippery) qualities to be drawn out and also allow the tea to cool a bit before drinking.  When it is ready, take it along with the NSAID you are using.

Another suggestion would be to take Devil’s Claw and either Cramp Bark or MNF (which contains okra, another mucilaginous plant) to possibly reduce the amount of NSAIDs needed.  Devil’s Claw is a natural anti-inflammatory we use for arthritis pain, and both Cramp Bark and MNF help reduce muscle spasms.  This combination may then reduce the number of NSAIDs you might need to take.

Be cautious in using NSAIDs and give yourself some protection with Slippery Elm, Cramp Bark or MNF.

 

 

 

 

 

Doc Eve

From So. Calif., call 310-855-1111 / Otherwise, call 541-482-2112
Email:  doctoreve@evesherbs.com
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