Thayers Slippery Elm Lozenges Original
Open up and say "Ahhhhh." A source of oral relief since 1847, our original Slippery Elm Lozenges deliver healing, protective, natural comfort to the throat and mouth without menthol – and they’re vegan-friendly! Soothes and heals. Ulmus Fulva? That’s A Mouthful. Thayers Slippery Elm Lozenges have been providing relief to singers, speakers, salespeople and other vocalizers since 1847. Made from the inner bark of the Slippery Elm tree (ulmus fulva), these dependable demulcents soothe the tissues of the mouth and throat and restore the voice without the dulling effects of menthol. Try them – you’ll soon be singing our praises. Trusted by tenors, teachers, tour guides and other types who trill, talk and testify, Thayers Slippery Elm Lozenges speed relief to the throat and mouth. They're also free of preservatives, gluten, lactose and sodium, making them the all-vegetable remedy of choice for vegan vocalists. Dissolve one in your mouth before you sing, talk or use your voice; take another one afterward to soothe the membranes and heal any oral abrasions.
What is Slippery Elm?
In the middle of the 1800's, choir singers in Cambridge, Massachusetts learned an important fact from the Native Peoples in their area. The tribes had been grinding up the inner bark of the Slippery Elm tree and mixing it with buffalo meat to calm the stomach and the bowel. They would suck on strips of the inner bark to heal sore throats and any sores in the mouth. The choir singers started the regimen of sucking on the bark before and after singing and found that their throats did not become sore, irritated and they did not lose their voices or become hoarse.
To this day, the strips of bark and Thayers Slippery Elm Lozenges are used at Pow Wows throughout the United States by Native Peoples' singers. Word of this natural remedy spread throughout the church choirs in New England. Over time, the word got out to opera, rock, country and contemporary singers, as well as vocal coaches, judges, lawyers, teachers, sales people and others that use their voices every day. The Slippery Elm Tree (ulmus fulva) grows plentifully in the eastern regions of the United States and Canada. The inner bark of the tree is used for medicinal purposes.
On May 15th, 2005 the FDA (Federal Drug Administration) approved Thayers Slippery Elm Lozenges, an all natural product, as an over-the-counter drug, thereby sanctioning Thayers Slippery Elm Lozenges as a product that heals, soothes and protects the membranes of the mouth and throat. Thayers Slippery Elm Lozenges are gluten free, wheat free, preservative free, lactose free, sodium free and are vegetarian. Thayers products are never tested on animals.