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Elm (Ulmus minor syn Ulmus campestris)



constipating, diuretic

Areas of application:

Diarrhea, stimulates the kidneys and bladder, skin diseases, rheumatism, inflammation of the mucous membranes of the mouth and throat, eczema, impure skin, itching, burns, fresh wounds, festering wounds, hemorrhoids

Plant parts used:

the bark of young branches

Collection time:

in autumn

To find:

The old elm trees are hardly to be found anymore because they are affected by a nasty disease.Dutch elm disease, also known as Dutch elm disease, is a fungal disease caused by the pathogen Ophiostoma novo-ulmi (Ceratocystis ulmi). You should therefore be careful when collecting that the elms are healthy.


Tannins, phytosterol, mucilage, bitter substances, potassium


☕ Tea: Add 1/2 bark with 1/4 liter of cold water, heat to boiling and let steep for a few more minutes. 1 cup per day is sufficient.

The elm is a symbol of protective powers throughout Central European culture. A magic elm is planted in gardens to protect the entire area from bad influences.


In veterinary medicine, elm bark, ground into powder, is used internally to treat colic in horses, cows and sheep.

The 11th Bach flower is the elm flower “Elm”: It is the flower of responsibility. It is appropriate if you believe you are no longer up to the task and have doubts about your own abilities.

In 2019 the elm was tree of the year.


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