Nature’s Way Slippery Elm Bark Description: Used For Soothing And Emollient Effects Slippery Elm bark was used both internally and externally by Native Americans and early pioneer settlers. The inner bark is used for its soothing and emollient effects. Nature’s Way Slippery Elm bark is harvested from wild trees with a careful stripping process that does not hinder the tree’s growth. Disclaimer These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.