Slippery Elm

Slippery Elm

Ulmus Rubra

 

The slippery elm, also known as Ulmus rubra, is native to North Carolina. The tree is not harmful to humans, in fact, the slippery elm has mucilage inside of it. When mixed with water mucilage becomes a slick gel that smoothens the mouth, throat, stomach, and intestines. The slippery elm flowers around February.

 

Bible Verse

1 Corinthians 13:4-13
Love is patient, love is kind. It is not jealous, love is not pompous, it is not inflated, it is not rude, it does not seek its own interests, it is not quick-tempered, it does not brood over injury, it does not rejoice over wrongdoing but rejoices with the truth. It bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. Love never fails. If there are prophecies, they will be brought to nothing; if tongues, they will cease; if knowledge, it will be brought to nothing. For we know partially and we prophesy partially, but when the perfect comes, the partial will pass away. When I was a child, I used to talk as a child, think as a child, reason as a child; when I became a man, I put aside childish things. At present we see indistinctly, as in a mirror, but then face to face. At present I know partially; then I shall know fully, as I am fully known. So faith, hope, love remain, these three; but the greatest of these is love.