WHITE OAK BARK - Quercus alba
(Cut & Sifted) (Wild Crafted)
White Oak, also known as the American White Oak, is a massive deciduous slow growing tree, belonging to the Fagaceae family. Its trunk and large branches are covered with a whitish light gray bark, which serves to distinguish it from most of the other species. Oak bark contains saponins, tannins, calcium oxalate, starch, glycosides, oak-red, resin, pectin, levulin, and quercitol.
Origin: United States - Eastern Europe Other Names: American Oak, Duir, Jove's Nuts, Juglans, Tanner's Bark
Part Used: Bark
Medicinal Uses: White Oak Bark is used to nourish and strengthen injured areas of the body. It has astringent properties, and it also soothes the throat. It is also used to treat diarrhea and bleeding. For external use the bark is boiled and then applied to bruises, swollen tissues, wounds that are bleeding, and varicose veins.
Precautions and Adverse Reactions: White oak bark should not be applied to extensively damaged skin.