PEDUNCULATE OAK Overview Information
Pedunculate oak is a type of oak tree. It is commonly found in Europe. The wood, bark, and leaf are used to make medicine.
Pedunculate oak is taken by mouth for chronic fatigue syndrome, liver damage caused by alcohol, and build-up of fluid in the arms and legs that causes swelling (lymphedema). It is also used to improve athletic performance.
Pedunculate oak is applied to the skin for wounds.
Pedunculate oak is also used to make barrels to store wines and other spirits.
How does it work?
Pedunculate oak contains chemicals that have antioxidant effects.
- Liver damage caused by alcohol. Early research shows that taking pedunculate oak wood extract improves lab markers of liver damage in people with short-term liver damage due to alcohol. It is not known if pedunculate oak benefits people with more severe liver damage caused by alcohol.
- Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS). Early research suggests that taking pedunculate oak wood extract might reduce tiredness and improve mood in people with CFS.
- Exercise performance. Early research shows that taking pedunculate oak wood extract for 2 weeks while training for a triathlon can improve triathlon time. It’s not known if pedunculate oak is beneficial for triathletes when used for longer than 2 weeks.
- Build-up fluid in the arms and legs that causes swelling (lymphedema). Early research shows that taking pedunculate oak wood extract might reduce swelling in people with fluid build-up in the legs.
- Wound Healing.
PEDUNCULATE OAK Side Effects & Safety
Pedunculate oak is POSSIBLY SAFE for most adults when used by mouth up to 12 months.
Special Precautions & Warnings:Pregnancy and breast-feeding: There is not enough reliable information about the safety of taking pedunculate oak if you are pregnant or breast feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.
PEDUNCULATE OAK Dosing
The appropriate dose of pedunculate oak depends on several factors such as the user’s age, health, and several other conditions. At this time there is not enough scientific information to determine an appropriate range of doses for pedunculate oak. Keep in mind that natural products are not always necessarily safe and dosages can be important. Be sure to follow relevant directions on product labels and consult your pharmacist or physician or other healthcare professional before using.