SLIPPERY ELM - A CENTURY OLD REMEDY
Almost a century ago, in a small church in Cambridge, Massachusetts, it was discovered that an organic substance by the name of Slippery Elm was being used by members of the church choir to soothe their tired, red, sore throats after long Sunday morning church services. The people who were using Slippery Elm had much better and stronger vocal cords by Tuesday night practice than the other choir members.
Word of this natural remedy spread throughout the church choirs in New England. Over time, the word got out to opera, rock, country and contemporary singers, as well as the number one user group, professional voice teachers. Voice teachers prefer Slippery Elm because it treats the vocal cords' abraded membranes without menthol. Most cough drops use menthol to dull throat pain. Singers do not like menthol since it causes the temporary loss of control of their vocal cords.