Latin Name : Quercus Alba
White oak bark contains numerous nutrients including vitamin B12, iron, and potassium.
The key component of the white oak bark is tannin, which gives it its astringent and antiseptic properties.
As an astringent, the hardwood constricts the body’s tissues both internally and externally to treat bleeding and diarrhea, as well as hemorrhoids, varicose veins, and other skin conditions.
White oak bark has been effectively used against urinary tract infections, dysentery, and vaginal infections.
White oak bark also has natural diuretic properties meaning that it can help promote both the frequency of urination and the amount of urine you produce.
White oak bark can help to treat infections of the respiratory tract. Its saponin content means that it might have expectorant properties suitable for getting rid of mucus and phlegm from the respiratory system.