When one talks about natural benefits, that is, those obtained through what nature provides, then one thinks of small and medium-sized fruits and plants, which leaves and flowers are used to make natural remedies, being the main one (and most popular), tea. But anyone who thinks that trees are limited to bearing fruit and decorating houses or parks is wrong.

A good example of this type of tree is the elm, which is also known as an elm or elm. Typical of Europe, this tree can reach an incredible 40 meters in height and because it has a very resistant wood, similar to oak, it is widely used in the production of furniture and boats.

Thanks to these qualities, the other parts of the plant go unnoticed, but surprisingly, all the other components have health benefits.

elm benefits

Its sap is rich in calcium carbonate and potassium acetate, two substances that are great allies in combating diseases such as osteoporosis, arthritis, hypertension, cardiovascular disease, arrhythmia, depression, anxiety and memory loss.

Elm bark can be used both in the form of teas and in the form of ointments as its astringent, sweating and tonic properties are not only beneficial to the skin; as well as to fight some diseases that affect the organ such as eczema, herpes, itching, dermatoses, etc.

In addition, it can also help fight diarrhea, cramps and colds and its anti-inflammatory action helps to ease and treat various types of infections. Check out how to prepare and consume elm tea:

elm tea


  • 3 teaspoons of elm bark;
  • 750 ml of water;
  • Honey, sugar or sweetener (optional).

I prepare and consume

Because it is the bark, which is a “harder” part than the leaves or flowers, which are normally the ingredient used in the preparation of teas, this drink must be made through the decoction process, which consists of already placing the component in the water even before it boils. Just put everything into a pot or pan and let it boil for about five minutes.

After that, cover the container and let it rest for another five minutes. Drink three cups of tea throughout the day. To improve the flavor, just sweeten the drink with sugar, sweetener or honey, the latter being the most recommended for improving the flavor of teas.