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Oak Bark

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Oak Bark (lat. Quercus robur cortex) is widely used in medicine as an antiseptic and hemostatic agent, used to treat toothache and gastropathy, as wel..

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Oak Bark (lat. Quercus robur cortex) is widely used in medicine as an antiseptic and hemostatic agent, used to treat toothache and gastropathy, as well as a sedative for inflammation and as a healing agent for burns. Oak bark can be dried and grounded into a powder for topical and oral use. Topical application is believed to inhibit inflammation and soothe itchy skin.

 

Health properties

  • It helps primarily with inflammation of the skin and mucous membranes (e.g. stomatitis, pharyngitis), in the case of minor damage, frostbite or minor burns;
  • Has anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, astringent and disinfecting properties;
  • Oak bark decoction is also used externally in the treatment of hemorrhoids, i.e. varicose veins, located around the anus;
  • In case of inflammation of the external genital organs;
  • It is recommended in the case of gastroenteritis and diarrhea, because the ingredients contained in the oak bark normalize the functioning of the gastrointestinal mucosa;
  • For problems with excessive sweating, especially of the legs and arms.

 

Application

  • Diarrhea;
  • Gastritis and irritable bowel syndrome;
  • Hemorrhoids;
  • Hyperhidrosis;
  • Certain skin diseases
  • Frostbite and chafing;
  • Erosion;
  • Ulcers;
  • Vaginal discharge;
  • Dandruff;
  • Infections of intimate parts.

 

Dosage and how to use

Infusion

To prepare an infusion of oak bark, use one tablespoon of oak bark, pour a glass of boiling water over it and leave it covered for about 10 minutes. Strain and drink 100 or 200ml a day.

Decoction 

Which is applied topically to the skin and mucous membranes, is prepared in such a way that one tablespoon of oak bark is poured with one glass of water and boiled for about 5 minutes. Then it is set aside for a quarter of an hour, strained and then it is ready for use. Without medical consultation, it should not be used for more than a week, up to a maximum of 10 days.

Hair rinse

Two or three tablespoons of oak bark should be poured over half a liter of water, bring to a boil and cook for a few minutes. Then let it cool down, and after straining it is ready for use. It is best to use it right after washing your hair. This will prevent excessive greasy hair, but also make it shinier, better nourished and soft to the touch.

Disinfecting bath ( Sit-On bath)

To prepare the decoction needed for the disinfecting bath, pour 3-4 tablespoons of oak bark with two liters of cold water, bring to a boil, then cook, covered, 10 minutes and leave for 15 minutes. We make a disinfecting bath by immersing intimate parts in warm water for 10 minutes. After this time, gently dry the intimate area with a clean towel. The oak bark helps to maintain the correct pH of the mucosa and relieves pain, therefore its use is recommended for women after childbirth, with  vaginal infections, urethritis, haemorrhoids, as well as mechanical damage to the epidermis and mucous membranes.

 

Side effects

Read below.

Contraindications 

There are several contraindications to the use of oak bark extract, both internally and externally. First of all, it cannot be used when we have any damage to the skin on a large surface, with fresh ulcers or oozing eczema. Oak bark extract should not be used in infectious diseases with fever. It is also not recommended for use in heart failure or hypertension. Pregnant and breastfeeding women should not use oak bark extract without medical consultation.

  • Pregnancy or breastfeeding - there is insufficient medical research to determine if oak bark is safe for pregnant women or breastfeeding children;
  • Heart disease - people with heart disease should not use oak bark;
  • Skin diseases or burns with large areas of damaged skin - people with open wounds should not take oak bark baths;
  • Eczema - oak bark can additionally irritate the inflamed areas of the skin;
  • Hypertension - This is a condition that causes the muscles to become tense. People with hypertonia should not take oak bark;
  • Kidney or liver disease - Oak bark can worsen kidney and liver problems, especially when used for a long time;
  • Gastrointestinal problems - The high concentration of tannins in the bark of oak (8% to 10%) can cause gastrointestinal disturbances in some people.

 

100% natural, organic, no additives.

Our herbs are certified to not contain allergens and are GMO free, organic. Carefully collected from their wild sites. Free from environmental pollutions.

Packed in a paper pouch with ziplock, heat sealed to preserve the aroma and properties.

 

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