|Botanical Nomenclature||Ulmus glabra|
|Common Name||Scots Elm, Wych Elm|
|Distinguishing Features of the Plant||Ulmus glabra is a native, deciduous tree growing from 2,5 to 3m, with alternate, oval, wavy, wrinkled leaves, small flowers with red stamens and green, disk-shaped fruits. The flowering lasts from February to March.|
|Region Found||Ioannina (Zagori Pindos), Arta (Tzoumerka)|
|Part of the Plant with Active Substances||Bark, fruit, leaves|
|Active Substances||Tannins, mucus, bitter agents, proteins, fats, carbohydrates, sulfuric acid|
|Pharmacological Effects - Therapeutic Applications||The herbal tea is used as diuretic, antidiarrheal, astringent, emollient diaphoretic and antipyretic. It is recommended for the treatment of ascites, diarrhea and rheumatism. It is applied externally to the skin as healing and soothing against wounds, ulcers and eczema.|
|Method of Administration||It is administered as antidiarrheal and diuretic in the form of herbal tea (a quantity of dried herb in a cup of boiled water, 2-3 times a day). It is applied externally to the skin as healing and soothing in the form of tincture.
Warning: The use of herb preparations is not recommended without seeking advice from your physician or pharmacist. The substances they contain may interact with the subscribed drugs that the patient already takes, thus eliminating their therapeutic efficacy or inducing toxicity. They may also burden further weakened vital functions of the body thus exposing the patient to increased morbidity and life threatened conditions.
|Toxicity- Adverse Effects||No side effects have been reported.|
|References||1) http://www.pfaf.org/user/Plant.aspx?LatinName=Ulmus+glabra 2) http://herbs-treatandtaste.blogspot.gr/2011/11/wych-elm-myths-uses-and-health-benefits.html 3) http://www.naturalmedicinalherbs.net/herbs/u/ulmus-glabra=wych-elm.php 4) http://practicalplants.org/wiki/Ulmus_glabra 5) http://www.henriettes-herb.com/eclectic/kings/ulmus.html 6) https://www.botanical.com/botanical/mgmh/e/elmcom08.html|