Overview

White oak is a tree. The bark is used to make medicine.

White oak bark is used as a tea for arthritis, 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 ?

The bark of white oak contains tannins, which might help treat diarrhea and inflammation.

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