WHITE OAK BARK
Diarrhea, colds, fever, bronchitis, stimulate appetite, improving digestion, skin inflammation of mouth, throat, genitals and anal region.
Oak bark is used as a tea for diarrhea, colds, fever, cough, and bronchitis; for stimulating appetite; and for improving digestion.
Some people apply oak bark directly to the skin in a compress or add it to bath water for pain and swelling (inflammation) of the skin, mouth, throat, genitals, and anal region; and for red itchy skin due to cold exposure (chilblains).
How does it work?
Oak bark contains tannins, which might help treat diarrhea and inflammation.
Precautions: Avoid bathing a large area of inflamed skin all at once. Oak bark infusions, extracts, and tinctures taken internally should be timed so that any medication (especially any medication that has to be taken on a relatively alkaline or empty stomach) is not in the digestive tract. Take oak bark 4 hours before or 4 hours after any prescription medication. Typical Preparations: Baths, washes, infusions, teas, tinctures.
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