The women's hair is made very stiff and shiny by a paste prepared from a wood which resembles the slippery-elm.
In some instances, emetics and cathartics are necessary; mucilages, as gum arabic or slippery-elm bark, would be good.
Flaxseed or slippery-elm decoction must be given to sooth the inflamed mucous surface.
The inner bark and the root of the slippery-elm are not only pleasant to the taste but are said to be nutritious.
The buds of the white elm are smooth, those of the slippery-elm are hairy.
The slippery-elm resembles the white elm, but there are differences by which you can know it.
Then you cannot mistake the inner bark of the slippery-elm, which is fragrant, thick, and gummy.
They make excellent poultices from the bark of the bass and the slippery-elm.
Characteristic and beautiful form, smooth buds; leaves, smaller than those of slippery-elm, are rough only when rubbed one way.