Oak (Quercus L.) tree grows commonly in Europe. Oak Bark (Quercus cortex) is the most popular herb that is obtained from young stumps and branches of the English oak. Oak Bark is collected in the period March-April when leaves have not yet developed.
In the past, Oak had an important role in religious symbolism. Oak bark is also rich in tannin, and is used by tanners for tanning leather. Acorns are used for making flour or roasted for acorn coffee. Until relatively recently, Oak fruits (acorns), were also widely consumed.
How To Use Oak Bark Health Embassy
Take 1-3 tsp of Oak Bark and pour it with 200ml hot boiled water. Let it steep for 10-15 minutes, then strain. Oak Bark infusions are usually used externally.
Decoction for drinking
Pour over 1 glass (200ml) of water over 1 tsp of Oak Bark. Heat it for 10 minutes, then leave covered for the next 10 minutes, strain and drink.
Decoction for external use
Pour 1 litre of cold water over 2 flat tbsp (about 5g) of Oak Bark, bring it to boil and simmer covered for 5 minutes. After this time leave it aside for 15 minutes, then strain. Such prepared decoction can be used for washing your skin and preparing compresses.
100g of Oak Bark pour 500ml of vodka (40-60% alcohol content) or dry red wine and leave it to stretch for 7 days. After a week, filter and pour into a dark bottle. Drink in a dose of 30ml.
Pour 1 glass (200ml) of cold water over 2 flat tbsp (about 5g) of Oak Bark, bring it to boil and simmer covered for 5 minutes. Leave aside for the next 15 minutes, then strain. Such prepared decoction can be used for rinsing oral cavity and throat a couple of times a day.
Pour 2 litres of boiling water over 4 full tbsp (about 15g) of Oak Bark. Simmer it for about half an hour, then leave to cool down for 10 minutes. After this time strain and pour into the bath filled up to 1/3 with water at 38°C. The bath should take about 15 minutes.
This product description is for informational purposes only.
It does not replace the consultation with a doctor and cannot be used as a medication or be a part of therapy. All decisions on this matter should be consulted with your doctor.