Herbs Guide


Family Name: Fagaceae

Botanical Name(s): Quercus Robur

Popular Name(s): Oak Bark, Tanner's Bark, English Oak and Pedunculate Oak

Parts Used: Bark

Habitat: Europe

Description: The shape of the oak leaves is too familiar. The flowers are of two kinds; the male, or barren, in long drooping catkins, 1 to 3 inches long, appearing with the leaves, and the leaves and the fertile flowers in distant clusters, each with a cup-shaped, scaly involucres, producing, as fruit, an acorn 1/2 to 1 inch long.

Uses: It is used internally for hemorrhage and prolapsed uterus or anus. It can also be used for stomach cramps and acute diarrhea. The acorns can be grounded into flour and roasted as a substitute for coffee. It is often used for hemorrhoids, vaginal discharge, sore throat, bleeding gums, minor injuries, dermatitis, weeping eczema, ringworm, ulcers and varicose veins.