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2. Anti-inflammatory properties

The anti-inflammatory properties of slippery elm have historically been used to calm sore throats, as it both reduces swelling and contains mucilage, which coats and soothes. It's also good for conditions that produce periodic flare-ups, such as arthritis and some joint complaints.

Swollen joints and some conditions such as fibromyalgia may be relieved from the use of slippery elm, as well, to manage swelling and stiffness better.

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