Properties: most of all, in medicine, oak bark is appreciated and used, especially young and shiny, due to the presence in it of a large amount of tannin - catechin, other substances are less valuable. It is used more as an external agent, as well as for douching, enemas, less internally, in the form of infusions, decoctions, tea. The bark and leaves of common oak have astringent, anti-inflammatory, antihelminthic, soothing, hemostatic effects. The infusion is taken for diseases of the stomach, diarrhea, gastritis, colic, inflammation of the intestines, colitis, ulcerative colitis, gastrointestinal bleeding, liver disease, spleen. Warm infusion improves digestion.
One of the features of oak bark is the presence of tannins. Interacting with proteins, they prevent tissue irritation, forming a kind of protective barrier. And they are struggling with pathogenic microflora. Also, oak bark contains flavonoids (biologically active substances with a pronounced antioxidant effect), pectins, and starch.
Due to its properties, oak bark is successfully used: as an astringent for dysentery, problems with the gastrointestinal tract, hemorrhoidal bleeding. Apply inward. To treat the mucous membranes of the mouth and throat with stomatitis, gingivitis, tonsillitis, bad breath, to strengthen the gums. They are used as rinses. With burns, wounds, inflammation of the skin. Apply as lotions. Baths from a decoction of oak bark are used to combat excessive sweating of the feet. Oak bark is used in gynecology in the treatment of many "female" diseases: cervical erosion, colpitis, vaginitis. As a means to restore the strength and beauty of hair, to combat seborrhea.
Oak bark for hair. Staining. Chamomile and oak bark
There is more than one recipe for the beauty of our hair, in which oak bark is the main ingredient. The easiest way is to regularly rinse your hair with a decoction of oak bark after washing your hair. So you can not only strengthen the hair, give it splendor and a beautiful dark shade, but also prevent dandruff.
In combination with other components useful for hair (linseed or burdock oil, honey, mint leaves and plantain), you can prepare all kinds of masks, balms and hair rinses. For example, staining with oak bark will be much more effective if freshly brewed natural coffee is added to the resulting broth. If you want to lighten a little brown hair, then you should prepare a decoction, the components of which will be chamomile and oak bark.
Decoction of oak bark. Oak Bark for Gums
In order to cure gingivitis, apply a decoction of oak bark.
3 tablespoons of dry bark, pour a glass of hot boiled water (it is better to put everything in an enameled dish). In a water bath, we warm everything for 25 minutes. Such a gentle preparation method (in a water bath, and not on an open fire) allows you to save useful substances necessary for treatment. The resulting broth should be filtered, squeezing the thick from the bark well, then add boiled water so that the total volume of the drug is 300 ml. Such a decoction is good to store in a cool place, but you need to use it in the next two days. It is recommended to rinse the oral cavity with a decoction at least eight times a day.
In addition to the benefits for gums, rinsing with oak bark can be used for stomatitis and tonsillitis.
Infusion of oak bark. Oak bark for diarrhea
1 tbsp. spoon dry oak bark pour 1 cup boiling water. Let it brew for an hour, filter. We drink the infusion of oak bark throughout the day for 1-2 teaspoons, the resulting infusion is enough for just one day.
Another recipe: alcohol tincture on oak bark: grind a teaspoon of oak bark, pour 400 ml of vodka. This tincture is usually prepared in advance, since it has the greatest effectiveness after a week of infusion. You need to take the drug twice a day for 20 drops - in the morning and in the evening.
Oak bark from hyperhidrosis
You can prepare a foot bath: 50 g of oak bark pour a liter of boiling water. Let cool to a comfortable temperature and immerse feet for 15-20 minutes. You can get rid of sweating in this way after ten days of using the product.