White 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).
Oak bark contains tannins, which might help treat diarrhea and inflammation.
Oak bark might be safe for most people when applied directly to the skin for up to 2-3 weeks.
Precautions & Warnings:
Pregnancy and breast-feeding: not enough is known about the use of oak bark during pregnancy and breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.
Heart conditions: If you have a heart problem don't use oak bark.
Don't take oak bark baths if you have skin conditions such as eczema or large areas of skin damage; or a nerve condition that leads to overly tight muscles (hypertonia).
Don't take oak bark baths if you have Fever or infection.
Kidney problems: there is concern that using oak bark might make kidney problems worse.
Liver problems: there is concern that using oak bark might make liver problems worse.
This is available as a powder form or cut in small pieces.
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