Working with White Oak
White oak bark is quite astringent due to its high tannin content, and it is often recommended for diarrhea, for which it is combined with a little ginger or fennel. It is beneficial both internally and externally for varicose veins and hemorrhoids. It is used as a wash for mouth sores and as a gargle for sore throat. White oak can be used as a douche for leukorrea.
White Oak has a taste of ASTRINGENT, BITTER and a temperature of COOL.
Conditions treated with White Oak
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