Ulmus rubra

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slippery elm

Herbal medicine
A deciduous tree that contains mucilage, starch and tannins; its inner bark is emollient and mildly astringent. Slippery elm has been used internally for coughs, diarrhoea, gastrointestinal inflammation, constipation, menstrual and renal dysfunction and sore throat; it is used topically for burns, wounds and dry skin.
 
Toxicity
Contact dermatitis caused by powdered bark.
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In addition, specimens with round cross sections were constructed from small-diameter red elm (R-Elm), white ash (W-Ash), and red oak (R-Oak) tree stems.
Joints constructed from yellow-poplar, therefore, would be expected to have higher load capacity than those constructed from northern pines, and those constructed from red elm would have higher capacity than those constructed from yellow-poplar.
Truss set 10a (1 truss) was constructed of nominal 4.5-inch diameter red elm members with 2.375-inch diameter by 6-inch long schedule 80 cross pipes located in the heels as shown in Figure 5g.
The specimens with 2-inch tenons were constructed of yellow-poplar (Liriodendron tulipifera), southern yellow pine (Pinus sp.), red pine (Pinus resinosa), Douglas-fir (Pseudotsuga menziesii), and red elm (Ulmus rubra), whereas specimens with 3- and 4-inch-diameter tenons were constructed of southern yellow pine and yellow-poplar.
Withdrawal resistance of small-diameter red elm stems