White Oak Bark
Latin name: Quercus alba
Health Benefits of White Oak Bark
White Oak Bark has astringent, antiseptic, and anti-inflammatory properties. Due to the large amount of tannins, it helps to shrink or constrict the tissues, both internally and externally. Health benefits include:
- Used to treat diarrhea.
- Treats internal and external bleeding, as well as hemorrhoids and varicose veins.
- Treats burns, abrasions, and eczema.
- Helps treat venereal disease, vaginal infections, and bladder infections.
- Used to help with dysentery.
- As a diuretic, used for kidney stones and gallstones.
- Effective against parasites.
- Used to help with respiratory infection and as an expectorant.
Nutritional Benefits of White Oak Bark
- Contains calcium, cobalt, potassium, iron, and vitamin B12.
How to Use White Oak Bark
- Use as a tincture, syrup, or tea.
- You can use externally as a poultice to stop bleeding, help with varicose veins, or for a wound wash.
Cautions and Side Effects of White Oak Bark
- Safe for children, as well as those who are pregnant or nursing.