Mucilage is a glutinous, thick substance that is produced by most plants. Mucilages have typically been used by herbalists as a means to cover and soothe mucous membranes.

Mucilage Plants

Certain plants contain higher amounts of mucilage. These include Aloe vera Basella alba (Malabar Spinach), Cactus, Chondrus crispus (Irish moss), Dioscorea opposita (Nagaimo, Japanese Mountain Yam), Drosera (sundews), Fenugreek, Flax seeds, Kelp, Liquorice root, Marshmallow, Mullein, Okra, Parthenium, Pinguicula (butterwort), Psyllium seed husks, Salvia hispanica (chia) seed, Ulmus rubra bark (slippery elm). [1]

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