White oak bark (Quercus robur) medicinal herb is the bark taken from the oak trees which are native to England as well as North America. It is a perennial plant and is currently widespread in Europe and Asia. It is the state tree of Connecticut and it is of the family, Fagaceae.
It is an important history of native American herbal medicine
due to the fact that it was used for running belly, hemorrhoids or
piles and also to
treat wounds. The healing benefits are derived from the bark of the oak
tree. God has provided so many herbs for us to use and we continue to
refuse to use the one thing that seems to be the answer to every ailment
that you can think about. I firmly believe that the answer to our
woes, lies within these medicinal herbs.
This is a potent and natural remedy that has been
renown for hundred of years and it possesses many helpful uses for
individuals who are suffering from various ailments especially for those who
required to be healed naturally.
In days of yore, healing naturally was the most important thing on
people's mind and this was paramount because there were hardly any
doctors around and this practice was very successful.
The common names for the herb
are White oak, Tanner's bark, Royal defender, English oak, Common oak, Green oak, Red oak, Oak bark, Stave oak, Tanners oak and Black oak. The medicinal properties are antiviral, digestive, antifungal, anti-inflammatory, antipyretic and antioxidant.
The constituents of oak bark are tannin, glucose, quercetin, iron, zinc, potassium, manganese, calcium and magnesium.
The benefits of oak bark are many and it is used to treat
ailments such as hemorrhoids, fibroid, hemorrhages, menstrual problems,
varicose veins, sore throat, fever, pinworms, ring worms, gonorrhea, mucous discharges as well as
sinusitis. As for fibroid, which is so common among woman today, this natural remedy is most welcome.
The bark of white oak contains very strong astringent properties
which may be used externally as well as internally. It can be ground
to a fine powder and inhaled freely to treat tuberculosis. Tuberculosis is an infectious disease that primarily attacks the lungs.
Oak bark was once used to prevent miscarriage and it may still be used due to the fact that this condition is very prevalent today. It is also a good remedy for eczema and other skin conditions such as inflammation.
A decoction may be made from one ounce of this bark in a quart of
water. Boiled down to a pint and consume six ounces as a dosage. This
amount is equal to a wine glass. This decoction has been used to gargle
chronic sore throat. It can also be used externally as a bath or by applying white oak bark decoction to bleeding gums and piles as well as diaper rash.
Updated March 29, 2019