Can be used to stop gossip and slander and supposedly can make one impervious to it. It will stop back biting family members, jealous co-workers and false friends who might want to make trouble in your love life. Some people will use some in the corners of their homes to rid the premises of evil. If you like you can make a charm to be worn about the neck of a child to help with learning speech and to be a persuasive speaker later in life. If you like you can tie a knotted yellow thread around slippery elm and throw it into a fire to cease all gossip about you. The herb can be useful in exorcism, protection, spell breaking and more. It may be of great service when attending ceremonies that demand long hours of chanting and praying.
Historically used to soothe sore throats, coughs, and upset stomachs. It can aid injuries such as burns and abrasion. For centuries Native Americans made salves and balms to help speed the healing process. It has minerals as well as antioxidant compounds.