Slippery elm bark extract is derived from the bark of Ulmas rubra, an elm tree native to North America that is also known as the red elm, gray elm, soft elm, moose elm, and Indian elm. It has been used for centuries by Native Americans for its many purported health benefits and was even used as a folk remedy by the US Army during the revolutionary war. Slippery elm bark extract may help support the bowels, aid digestion, and promote healthy stomach pH in already healthy individuals.** These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.