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  • rich in mucilage
  • soothing to the digestive system
  • mucus membrane health
  • nutritive
Slippery Elm Powder is easy to digest and can be given internally to horses or dogs, and can be used externally as part of a poultice or compress.

As an alternative, for added digestive support consider our Equine GastriX or Canine Digest Support

See "How do I use it" tab for guidelines.


  • Slippery Elm Powder (powdered inner bark of the Red Elm tree : Ulmus fulva)


Herb Glossary


  • Horses: 10 to  20 grams daily (one 15ml scoop = approx 5.2 grams)
  • Dogs: Small: ½ to 1 teaspoon : Medium: 1 to 1½ teaspoons : Large: 1 to 2 teaspoons
  • Add to feed on a daily basis, if possible splitting the required amount between two feeds
  • Allow up to one month for benefits to be seen
  • It is worth starting with a lower amount for this effective, gentle herb

*please note: we do not include feeding instructions on the packaging or include a scoop in the bag or tub.  This is due to the consistency of straight herbs eg roots are more dense than leaves or flowers, and they can be given to a variety of species.  For further research on using straight herbs for animals there are some good books available including Hilary Self's "A Modern Horse Herbal".

If you have any concerns about your animal's health please contact your vet immediately.  If you have any queries about using this product, or if your animal is pregnant, please contact our Helpline 0800 294 1250 (Freephone) or email helpline@hiltonherbs.com

Slippery Elm contains a substance called mucilage, which is a polysaccharide that becomes a gel when mixed with water. The mucilage comes from the inner bark of the tree and is a bit slippery and slimy, hence the name “Slippery Elm”.  Slippery Elm Powder makes an excellent poultice, because of its 'drawing' properties and can be used topically as a safe and effective natural compress or poultice for animals.  Just add warm water to turn it into a slimy soothing paste.

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