I recently had heartburn for the first time in my life so I turned to Slippery Elm for help. She didn't disappoint. As a tea, or as a lozenge, this powdered herb is soothing and quite tasty too. So get your hands sticky with the recipe below; it was passed along to me by my mentor Susun Weed, for which I am thankful.
Slippery Elm Lozenges
2 tablespoons of local honey
4 tablespoons of slippery elm powder
Directions: On a plate, spoon 2 tablespoons of honey, followed by 4 tablespoons of slippery elm. With a fork, mix the honey and powder into a doughy-textured paste and then separate the mixture into small balls, about the size of a chestnut. Add more powder if the lozenges are too sticky and use your fingers to press into a round lozenge shape. Put them in the refrigerator overnight or longer, as this will help to solidify them (though they will remain quite soft). When needed as a digestive aid, put a lozenge in the side of your cheek and let it dissolve over a period of 20 minutes or longer. Can be used multiple times a day if needed. Enjoy!