This herb’s slippery consistency is probably where Slippery Elm gets its name from.
Slippery Elm is known for its extraordinary health benefits. Composed mainly of galacturonic acid and rhamnose, Slippery Elm has anti-inflammatory and deep hydrating effects. Its “sliminess” works as a natural conditioner that coats and protects the hair follicles from damage. Slippery Elm’s high mucilage content acts as a soothing agent and its powerful antioxidants protect the skin and hair from free radicals.