Family Name: Fagaceae
Botanical Name(s): Quercus Robur
Popular Name(s): Oak Bark, Tanner's Bark, English Oak and
Parts Used: Bark
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.