Use to stop gossip and slander. Make a charm to be worn about the neck of a child to help with learning speech and to be a persuasive speaker later in life. Or, tie a knotted yellow thread around slippery elm and throw it into a fire to cease all gossip about you. Use in exorcism, protection, and spell breaking. Other properties include the planet Mercury, the element of water, and the Wheel of Fortune in the tarot.
Used slippery elm in healing salves for wounds, boils, ulcers, burns, and skin inflammation. It was also taken orally to relieve coughs, sore throats, diarrhea, and stomach problems. Slippery elm contains mucilage, a substance that becomes a slick gel when mixed with water.