A perfect ingredient for singers, Slippery elm or Ulmus rubra (Latin for “red elm,” so called for its lovely reddish bark) is a beautiful, native North American elm tree. It’s the inner bark of this tree that is actually called “slippery elm” due to its, yes, slippery, smooth, and slimy-in-a-good-way properties. Combined with licorice and marshmallow root, we think the Throat Coat for Singers tea blend is like taking your voice to the spa—because we all need a little comfort sometimes so we can get back to being our best. A favorite of vocalhealthcare.com.
Another great slippery Elm Product is the Thayers Slippery Elm Lozenges, which are 99.5% slippery elm and come in 4 flavors. We’ve found them to be effective in soothing your throat after a performance and also for protecting your throat at night from the effects of post nasal drip. It acts as a teflon type coating for your throat protecting it from the drip dry drip dry action that causes inflammation.