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Thayers Slippery Elm Lozenges have been providing relief to singers, speakers, salespeople and other vocalizers since 1847. Made from the inner bark of the Slippery Elm tree (ulmus fulva), these dependable demulcents soothe the tissues of the mouth and throat and restore the voice without the dulling effects of menthol. Try them - you'll soon be singing our praises.

Trusted by tenors, teachers, tour guides and other types who trill, talk and testify, Thayers Slippery Elm Lozenges speed relief to the throat and mouth. They're also free of preservatives, gluten, lactose and sodium, making them the all-vegetable remedy of choice for vegan vocalists. Dissolve one in your mouth before you sing, talk or use your voice; take another one afterward to soothe the membranes and heal any oral abrasions

Carousing, caroling, karaoke – birthdays and holidays put a strain on the voice. Why not give the gift of proven relief? Our Slippery Elm Lozenges Sampler offers soothing protection for the membranes of throats and mouths in an array of delightful flavors.

Original Flavor INGREDIENTS:
Slippery Elm Bark, 150 mg. in a soothing base of natural plant derived sweetener derived from corn, with vegetable stearate as a binder.

Open up and say "Ahhhhh."

A source of oral relief since 1847, our original Slippery Elm Lozenges deliver healing, protective, natural comfort to the throat and mouth without menthol – and they’re vegan-friendly!

Cherry Flavor INGREDIENTS:
Slippery Elm Bark, 150 mg. natural cherry flavor in a soothing base of natural plant derived sweetener derived from corn, with vegetable stearate as a binder.

Sweet Relief.

We cannot tell a lie: Naturally tangy and sweet, our Slippery Elm Cherry Lozenges are a delightful balm for irritated throats and hoarse voices.

Tangerine Flavor INGREDIENTS:
Slippery Elm Bark, 150 mg.
Rose Hips (20 mg)
Vitamin C (15 mg. Ascorbic Acid)
Natural tangerine flavor in a soothing base of natural plant derived sweetener derived from corn, with vegetable stearate as a binder.

Naturally Appealing.

Fortified with Rose Hips and Vitamin C, our Slippery Elm Tangerine Lozenges bring therapy to the throat and vim to the voice – with an invigorating citrus flavor.

Slippery Elm Bark, 150 mg.
Pure all-natural Maple Sugar with vegetable stearate as a binder.

All Of The Maple, None Of The Syrup.

We won’t waffle – Thayers Slippery Elm Maple Lozenges are a soothingly sweet treat made with real maple sugar. Never has natural healing tasted so much like a yummy breakfast.

Sodium-Free, Preservative-Free, Gluten-Free. Lactose-Free, Menthol-Free. Not tested on animals. All vegetable matter.

Nutritional Information Per Lozenge: Calories (3.3g); Fat (0g); Sodium (0g); Protein (.046g); Carbohydrates (.46g and Maple 47g); Iron (.086g)

What is Slippery Elm?

In the middle of the 1800's, choir singers in Cambridge, Massachusetts learned an important fact from the Native Peoples in their area. The tribes had been grinding up the inner bark of the Slippery Elm tree and mixing it with buffalo meat to calm the stomach and the bowel. They would suck on strips of the inner bark to heal sore throats and any sores in the mouth. The choir singers started the regimen of sucking on the bark before and after singing and found that their throats did not become sore, irritated and they did not lose their voices or become hoarse.

To this day, the strips of bark and Thayers® Slippery Elm Lozenges are used at Pow Wows throughout the United States by Native Peoples' singers.

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 vocal coaches, judges, lawyers, teachers, sales people and others that use their voices every day.

The Slippery Elm Tree (ulmus fulva) grows plentifully in the eastern regions of the United States and Canada. The inner bark of the tree is used for medicinal purposes.

On May 15th, 2005 the FDA (Federal Drug Administration) approved Thayers® Slippery Elm Lozenges, an all natural product, as an over-the-counter drug, thereby sanctioning Thayers® Slippery Elm Lozenges as a product that heals, soothes and protects the membranes of the mouth and throat.

Thayers® Slippery Elm Lozenges are gluten free, wheat free, preservative free, lactose free, sodium free and are vegetarian. Thayers® products are never tested on animals.

What is Witch Hazel?

Witch Hazel (hamamelis virginiana) is found in damp, open woods and along stream banks from Nova Scotia east to Minnesota and south to Georgia. It is a deciduous spreading shrub or small tree with a smooth gray/brown bark. Its astringent properties are extracted from its bark, leaves and twigs. The natural astringent tannins reduce inflammation and stem bleeding. Native Peoples applied witch hazel poultices to ease swelling and ulcers. Herbalists consider witch hazel an excellent remedy for hemorrhoids and varicose veins, as well as cuts and bruises.

Thayers® has been producing Witch Hazel since the middle of the 1800's. In 1855, the American Institute of New York Awarded Thayers a silver medal for excellence in preparation of fluid extracts, and a year later, the Massachusetts Charitable Mechanics Association awarded the company for the apparatus to produce these extracts.

The Pharmaceutical Era, a periodical, published an article November 15, 1890: "...Fluid extracts were first brought to the attention of medical and pharmaceutical professionals by Dr. Henry Thayer, who was the first to tell physicians what fluid extracts were"...

Thayers® added Aloe Vera to the soothing properties of Witch Hazel, nature's skin care. Thayers® Original Witch Hazel with Aloe Vera Formula Astringent has been offered in bottles and in jars of moistened pads for decades. Over the past 15 years, Thayers® has focused on bringing its Witch Hazel up to date to meet the current needs and preferences of the consumer.

After adding Lemon Witch Hazel with Aloe Vera Formula Astringent and Cleanser, Medicated Superhazel with Aloe Vera Formula Astringent (for itches, rashes and burns), Peach Witch Hazel with Aloe Vera Formula Gentle Astringent with Vitamin C, Thayers® revolutionized the world of Witch Hazel skin care in 1998 by creating the first Alcohol-Free Witch Hazel with Aloe Vera Formula Toners: Rose Petal with Vitamin E, Original for sensitive skin and the newest member of our family of products, Lavender with Vitamin E.

We continue to seek ways to improve and add to our Witch Hazel based products.

Thayers® products have been traditionally sold in better health food stores and independent pharmacies. It is the oldest company in the United States natural products and health food store industry, having begun its journey in 1847.

You can always trust Thayers®.

Hamamelis Virginiana? We Call It The Shrub Of Life.
Made of extract from the Witch Hazel shrub (Hamamelis Virginiana) and a blend of other time-tested ingredients - THAYERS® Witch Hazel with Aloe Vera Formula Astringents and Alcohol-Free Toners are soothing, natural treatments that cleanse, tone and soothe your skin. THAYERS® are the only Witch Hazel products made of non-distilled extract from the Witch Hazel shrub maintaining the highest levels of therapeutic tannins.

These natural elixirs have been a fixture in medicine cabinets for generations. Once you use them, you'll know why.