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Decoction of Marshmallow Root and Slippery Elm Bark

A decoction to heal and seal your gut lining. Will alleviate constipation and diarrhea as well.
Prep Time 2 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 12 hrs


  • 2 Tablespoons chopped Slippery Elm Bark
  • 2 Tablespoons chopped Marshmallow Root
  • Optional: 1 teaspoon to 2 tablespoons chopped licorice see information regarding licorice
  • 2 Quarts filtered water


  • Place all ingredients in a stock pan and cover with a lid.
  • Allow to soak overnight.
  • In the morning, bring it to a boil and then reduce to a simmer.
  • Simmer until it is reduced by half.
  • Allow mixture to cool before handling.
  • Once cool, pour the mixture through a stainless steel strainer and then funnel into a glass bottle.
  • Keep mixture in the fridge to keep it fresh.


Take 1 tablespoon before meals and bed for constipation and diarrhea.
For leaky gut, take 1 tablespoon every two hours for one month.
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