Ulmus Campestris (Elm) Bark Extract

Safety Information

U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) includes Ulmus Campestris (elm) bark extract on its list of demulcents approved for use in over-the-counter (OTC) oral health care drug products. When used in OTC drug products, this ingredient is called elm bark.

Expert Panel for Cosmetic Ingredient Safety

The Expert Panel for Cosmetic Ingredient Safety has deferred evaluation of this ingredient because the safety has been assessed by FDA. This deferral of review is according to the provisions of the Expert Panel procedures.

Link to Federal Register concerning FDA’s OTC finding for elm bark http://www.fda.gov/cder/otcmonographs/Oral_Health_Care/oral_health_care_…

Ulmus Campestris (elm) bark extract may be used in cosmetics and personal care products marketed in Europe according to the general provisions of the Cosmetics Regulation of the European Union.

Link to the EU Cosmetic Regulation:


Ulmus Campestris (Elm) Bark Extract

What Is It?

Ulmus Campestris (elm) bark extract is the extract of the bark of the elm tree, Ulmus campestris. It may be used in oral health care drug products and skin care products.

Why Is It Used?

Ulmus Campestris (elm) bark extract functions as an oral health care drug and skin conditioning agent – miscellaneous.

Scientific Facts

Ulmus Campestris (elm) bark extract is extracted from the bark of Ulmus campestris. Elm bark, cut into strips and boiled, sustained much of the rural population of Norway during the famine in the mid-19th century.

Ulmus Campestris (elm) bark extract belongs to a large and diverse class of materials that are not defined chemically.